Paul Adom-Otchere, the host of Good Evening Ghana on Metro Television has suggested that the Public Enquiry Committee on the Ejura Killings must invite investigative journalist Manasseh Azure Awuni for making some attributions against the government in the case being investigated. According to Paul, certain commentary passed by Manasseh on social media are pretty much incriminating in the sense that they accuses the govenrment for orchestrating the attacks on Macho Kaaka and the youth of Ejura.
In his show last night, Paul Adom-Otchere stressed that Manasseh could be privy to some intelligence which may not be available to the committee or that the public and as such inviting him to testify or clarify those statements as made on social media would be a great service to unravelling what happened on the unfortunate day.
He referenced a post made by the colleague journalist on June 30, 2021 which read as; "The soldiers who killed were deployed by the government after a mob killed an activist for 'making the government unpopular", mean that the incident that was with an agenda.
"I'm hoping that the committe calls such people to ascertain what they have about the situation. These are serious attributions." He said.
Paul Adom-Otchere emphasized that though nothing bars people from free speech, the law assigns responsibility and caution against statements that are malicious and intended to misinform the public. This, he referenced the Electronic Communications Act 2008, Act 775, clause (1) and (2), to argue that Manasseh Azure Awuni could be held liable for an offence should the committee or any government agency responsible find his statement to be false.
Should Paul's argument be anything serious to go with, Manasseh would be in trouble, especially when his Facebook page is filled with some profound statements against the President and his government regarding the Ejura brutalities, and Kaaka's murder.
Very interestingly, his post just when the show was broadcasting announced that the family of late Macho Kaaka have declined to testify before the committee, citing that the committee had prejedged the issue.
"Kaaka's family decline the invitation to testify at the committee of enquiry, citing, among others, the committee's prejudices," he wrote in another post.
So far, the testimonies as.given by the key witness [who's identity has not been made public yet] had accused the brother of the deceased, Iddi Mohammed for the crime. Two other suspects have also been arrested.
But the wife of Macho Kaaka, Sa'adaru Hudu is challenging the claims of the eyewitness, saying the brother-in-law didn't commit that crime.
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