Court convicts two persons who attacked Tamale radio presenter
The two persons who attacked a radio presenter in Tamale have been convicted and fined GH₵3,600.
The Tamale District Court convicted them today.
Iddrisu Hardi alias Pagaaza and his accomplice, Mumuni Osman, were convicted on the charges of conspiracy to commit crime, assault, unlawful entry and threat of death.
The two accused persons pleaded guilty to all four counts of charges and were convicted on their own plea,
They were subsequently sentenced to a fine of GH₵3, 600 or in default serve a custodial sentence of 18 months imprisonment in hard labour.
Following the convictions, the two duly paid their fines to the Court.
POLICE UPDATE ON ATTACK ON TAMALE RADIO PRESENTER; COURT CONVICTS ACCUSED PERSONS— Ghana Police Service (@GhPoliceService) May 10, 2023
The Police, following investigation into an attack on a radio presenter in Tamale on 3rd May 2023, put before the Tamale District Court today, Wednesday, 10th May 2023, the two accused persons, pic.twitter.com/HQg3FXEIJ8
A radio presenter for Tamale-based Dagbon FM, Abubakari Sadiq Gariba was physically assaulted during a live broadcast on Wednesday, May 3, 2023.
The victim, was attacked following his criticism of one of the attackers.
A video of the alleged attack was shared on social media.
The video showed the moment when the two accused persons confronted the victim in his seat and threatened to slap him if he continued to speak.
Gariba then stood up and left the studio with the attackers.
Following that the police arrested the two and charged them accordingly.