The Management of the Multimedia Group Limited has filed a formal complaint against Kennedy Agyapong.
The complaint is in relation to a threat issued against the life of Erastus Asare Donkor, a journalist with Kumasi-based Luv FM, one of the subsidiaries of the Multimedia Group Limited.
The complaint indicates that the attack on the reporter by the legislator is a result of the former’s journalistic work in connection with the recent violence at Ejura in the Ashanti Region, and his subsequent testimony before the Justice Kingsley Koomson committee probing the issues related to the disturbances.
“The attention of Multimedia Group Limited (MGL) and its journalist, Erastus Asare Donkor, has been drawn to life-threatening comments that Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, Member of Parliament for Assin Central and Chairman of the Defence and Interior Committee of Parliament, has made about Erastus Asare Donkor… In the said video, a copy of which has been attached, the Honourable Member of Parliament is heard raining insults on Erastus Asare Donkor. Honourable Agyapong also:
(a) called for the ‘serious’ beating of Erastus Asare Donkor;
(b) asserted that “we should beat the hell out of” Erastus Asare Donkor; and
(c) threatened that if he (Honourable Agyapong) were the President of Ghana, he would have ensured that Erastus Asare Donkor is beaten mercilessly,” part of the petition stated.