Charles Wereko-Brobby aka Tarzan has announced that his upcoming book will reveal the story behind why the Ghana Police seized Radio Eye’s equipment in 1994 among other stories that liberalised the radio broadcasting landscape in Ghana.
In 2014, former board member of the National Media Commission (NMC), Godfred Akoto Ampaw revealed that Ghana’s first private radio station’s equipment had not been released despite a 20-year-old court ruling that the equipment should be released to Radio Eye management.
Revealing that the equipment has still not been released to the station’s management, Tarzan said on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show, Thursday, “[The equipment] should be somewhere at the CID office. But you know there’s history of things at police custody getting missing.
So we are hoping that they are still out there and we will formally make an application to collect them and then maybe put it in the national archives or museum.”
Radio Eye’s operations ushered in a new age for independent radio broadcasting and provided a platform for mutliple voices to be heard in the country.
However, it’s time was short lived when the Police CID seized their equipment and arrested the station’s management after weeks of airing in 1994.
“The story of how all this happened plus the experience of who has made it all happen including your own CEO will be told in the forthcoming book that we call, Plenty Talk Dey for Ghana,” he told host of the show, Daniel Dadzie.