Kennedy Agyapong vented his spleen on Joy FM’s journalist Erastus Asare Donkor and threatened to beat him up for what he described as “Fake” reportage of the Ejura killings.
According to the Assin Central legislator, the journalist gave a false reportage about the Ejura Killings in order to paint the government black.
On the NET2 TV, he called for the journalist to be beaten, punished and dealt with for his work. According to Kennedy Agyapong, JOY FM is full of corrupt journalists who have an agenda against the NPP governemnt.
He went on to warn the NPP not to tolerate reporters of Joy FM neither should they accommodate them in their homes nor give them money.
These words from Kennedy Agyapong resulted in the Multimedia Group filing a complaint at the police station against him. Parliament has subsequently dragged the MP before the Privileges Committee.
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The Multimedia Group has filed a formal complaint against the Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong for threatening the life of one of its journalists, Erastus Asare Donkor.
In the letter, dated July 13, 2021, addressed to the Deputy Regional Commander, Ashanti Region, the media group demanded security protection for Erastus Asare Donkor.
It also called for a thorough investigation into the threats issued by the legislator.
On Friday, July 9, Mr Agyapong was reported to have verbally abused and threatened to attack Mr Asare Donkor, “for the journalistic work that the latter undertook during the recent shootings and killing incident at Ejura” on Net 2 TV, a television station owned by the MP.
The outspoken politician was filmed on a live programme which was widely published on social media platforms, stating that, “if he [Mr Agyapong] were President, he would have ensured that Erastus Asare Donkor is beaten mercilessly.”
Citing events that led to the murder of an investigative journalist, Ahmed Hussein-Suale, Management of The Multimedia Group described the threats of the MP as, “life-threatening”, thus, should not be taken lightly.
The complaint was copied to 14 officials, including the Chief of Staff, Ministers of Interior and National Security, the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Ashanti Regional Minister, the Inspector General of Police, the Director of Criminal Investigation Department.
Others include; the Country Director of Media Foundation for West Africa, the Human Rights Watch, International Federation of Journalists.