The Ada Traditional Council (ATC), which is led by Paramount Chief Nene Agudey Obichire III, has warned Radio Ada not to publish anything that will inflame tensions in the Ada community.
To avoid causing misunderstanding in the community, the Chiefs urged the station’s management to take another look at some of the station’s programs.
The Council at a press conference held in the traditional area by Chiefs and Queen mothers on Thursday, January 20, 2022, it condemned the purported attack on the station and urged the police to be watchful.
“The Paramount chief of the Ada Traditional Area and president of the ATC together with the entire Council sympathizes with the station and condemns the act in its entirety.
“We call on all to cooperate with the Police and assist investigations when the need arises so that the preparators would be brought to book to serve as a deterrent to all.
“Meanwhile, the attack raises certain concerns. What might have been the cause of this unprecedented attack? However, since the matter is already in the hands of the Police we leave that to them to determine. While we await the outcome of the investigation we wish to caution radio Ada to desist from airing programmes and making statements that stir up tensions in our peaceful community.
“Whereas the dignified chiefs would want to address statements from the radio station that are derogatory nature through the appropriate medium, some inexperienced and lawless will do otherwise. We, therefore, urge the security service to be very vigilante”, Nene Agudey Obichire III, Manklalo of Ada Traditional Area who addressed the press stated.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Police had placed a GH₵ 10,000.00 reward for credible information that will lead to the arrest of suspects who stormed and vandalized the radio station.
A statement issued on Sunday, January 16, 2022, said, “The Police hereby urge the staff of Radio Ada, people of Big Ada and the general public to remain calm as we continue our investigations into the attack at the Radio Ada station on Thursday, January 13, 2022.”
It is on record that Radio Ada 93.3 in the Greater Accra Region was reportedly attacked on the morning of Thursday, January 13, 2022, by an unknown group of eight men, one of whom was said to have been armed with a pistol. A presenter who was on-air at the time of the attack was allegedly battered, and the station’s studio equipment was vandalized, causing the station to be temporarily shut down.
Management statement issued after the incident stated that “two Radio Ada staff together with visitors to the station were held hostage during the attack”.
The management stated that the attackers disclosed publicly their reason.
“The attackers openly declared that they had come to vandalize the station because of its Manor Munyu and other programmes discussing the recent developments in the Songor. They threatened to inflict further havoc should the station continue with programmes on the Songor.”
Meanwhile, the beaten presenter was transferred to the Ada East District Hospital for treatment, and the crime was reported to the Big Ada police.
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