NPP hooligans who attacked UTV convicted; fined GH¢2,400 each

An Achimota Justice Court has convicted and fined the 16 New Patriotic Party (NPP) individuals who attacked the premises of UTV and blocked its early evening show.

As indicated by the court, every individual is to pay a measure of GH¢2400.

The convicts were accused of connivance to carry out wrongdoing and revolting. They conceded to the charges.

This follows their intrusion of UTV studios on Saturday, October 7, 2023, during the live transmission of United Showbiz.

In their view, the show had turned into a stage where the public authority has reliably been unjustifiably censured in an amateurish way.

They again claimed that a letter from the NPP to the administration of UTV to change the show was destroyed live by An Or more, likewise a political extremist and a standard specialist of the show.

The police thusly captured and indicted them in like manner.

Following the intrusion, the Public Media Commission and the Ghana Columnists Affiliation censured the occurrence.

As per the Ghana Journalism Association (GJA), the demonstration was both “brutal and middle age, and it is particularly reliable with the structure blocks as of late to lay out a condition of exemption against the media, one that is more regrettable than the notorious ‘culture of quiet’.”

“We wish to illuminate such malicious personalities, the two orchestrators and entertainers, that the media in Ghana have endure all types of clampdown previously, significantly under domineering systems, and that we won’t ever be scared or quieted by any type of assault,” the assertion from GJA added.

While some party individuals had attempted to keep the connection from getting the gathering to the NPP, the National Youth Organiser of the party, Salam Mustapha, affirmed that every one of the young fellows who attacked the media house were known individuals from the party.

Talking on Ghana’s driving current issues show on radio, Ekosiisen on Monday, October 9, Salam Mustapha told the host Osei Bonsu [Alias OB], that it would be insincere on his part to prevent the alliance from getting the young fellows to the NPP.

He, in any case, made sense of that the party didn’t endorse the activities of the young, containing voting public youth coordinators and a Representative More prominent Accra Youth Coordinator.

“I can’t be on this stage and guarantee that I don’t have any acquaintance with them. Every one of those in the video I know them. What’s more, I can affirm that some of them are body electorate youth coordinators, and one is a Delegate Territorial Youth Coordinator [Greater Accra]. They are the folks that I work with, thus I can’t deny their real participation to the New Energetic Party. With respect to that, I can’t lie on this stage. They’re NPP individuals that I work with, and I can state unequivocally that I know them” he noted.