The management of Kumasi based radio station Ashh FM has reinstated Daasebre Agyei Dwamena, the broadcaster who was suspended indefinitely for faking his disappearance.
Daasebre Dwamena went into hiding on December 7, during the general elections and created fear and panic among his employers, friends, family and members within the media fraternity who thought he was missing. His last known location was Akyeremade in the the Ashanti region.
A bounty was even put up for people to help find him.
He was however found a month later on January 7, 2017 hiding in a hotel in Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo region.
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When questioned he said he hid himself to pray for victory for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the elections.
Explaining the rationale for his action, Dwamena, 54 said he deliberately went into hiding to pray for the NPP from the day of the election till the day of the swearing in.
He said there was no need to make his intentions known then and used the opportunity to thank all and sundry who joined in the search for him during the period.
Mr Kennedy Agyapong, owner of Kencity Media, owners of the radio station described the action as childish and recommended that he should be suspended indefinitely.
The management of the radio station subsequently expressed disappointment about the unprofessional behaviour of Dwamena for absenting himself from duty without notice and thereby creating unnecessary anxiety among management, his family, colleagues, and the general public.
“Management finds the explanation he gave for his disappearance to be untenable and unacceptable and has therefore decided to suspend him indefinitely pending the conclusion of the Police investigations,” they said.
However, Joseph Kyei-Boateng reported from Kumasi on Friday that, after months of pleadings, the radio station has reinstated Dwamena who is to start work on Monday June 5, 2017.