A man who invaded the premises of Accra-based radio station Zylofon FM and succeeded in taking the station off the air on Tuesday (January 5, 2021) was shot by private security as he attempted to make an escape.
In a statement, Zylofon Media, the parent company of Zylofon FM said the unidentified man broke into the company around 4 pm and threatened the life of its popular radio host Blakk Rasta (known in his private life as Abubakar Ahmed).
The statement added that after a tussle, he was shot by the Head of Security of Zylofon FM with a licensed gun before the East Legon District Police arrested him.
"This man first went to the station's server room, succeeding in disconnecting some of our cables, therefore, shutting down transmission before threatening the life of the host of the Taxi Driver Show, Blakk Rasta, known in private life as Abubakar Ahmed," the statement said.
"It was unclear what the real motive of this assailant was but he engaged details at the premise a scuffle and sprayed a strange content into their eyes while baying for the blood of Blakk Rasta as he struggled to break into the studio during the live transmission of the Black Pot segment on the Taxi Driver Show.
"The East Legon District Police team were immediately called in as the melee ensued and at this point, the assailant attempted escaping. Judging the danger at hand, our Head of Security had to overpower him and, in the process, shot at him with a licensed gun.
"The Police team upon arrival wok the shot assailant away together with some staff of the station to help with investigations and has since taken charge of the promises to ensure protection of life and property. Our presenter Blakk Rasta is safe and unhurt".
Read the entire statement below;