The Ashanti Regional Police Command says investigations into the formal complaint filed by The Multimedia Group against the Assin Central MP, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, for threatening the life of one of its journalists, Erastus Asare Donkor, has commenced.

In a statement on Thursday, the Deputy Regional Commander, DCOP David Agyeman Adjem, acknowledged that his outfit has received the complaint and will periodically communicate their findings.

Assuring the citizenry that the police is committed to protecting life and properties in the region, DCOP Adjem said his outfit will continue to uphold the constitution and exercise their mandate dutifully.

“We shall endeavour to protect each and every person in the Region as well as their property. We remain committed to this course.

He, therefore, advised, “Let us allow the Police to investigate the matter and not to inflame passion and make comments that could ultimately mar the investigations.”

The Multimedia Group, on Tuesday, July 13, petitioned the Deputy Regional Commander of the Ashanti Region, demanding security protection for its employee Mr Donkor.

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.”

Thus, in the letter, which was copied to other 14 officials, management of the media group cited events leading to the murder of an investigative journalist, Ahmed Hussein-Suale, stating that the MP’s threats is “life-threatening”, thus, should not be taken lightly.



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