Ghana Update: Kidnapped journalists story was a hoax – Ghana police

In a Ghana alert issued on April 14, 2015, the MFWA reported that a journalist with a radio station in Ghana’s Western regional capital, Takoradi, had allegedly been kidnapped by unknown persons with her naked photos allegedly posted on her Facebook page.

The said radio station (YFM) had earlier in a statement reported the kidnapping as “YFM wishes to announce that the presenter of the Y Lounge show in Takoradi, Ms Ada, also known as Adaeze Onyinyechie Ayoka has been abducted. At this point we have not been contacted by any persons. We have reported this matter to the Regional Command of the Ghana police. We want to assure the public that we are working with the Ghana Police Service to find Ms Ada. We invite anybody with information to contact YFM, Takoradi, on 0273448888 and the Ghana Police Service.”

The radio station later reported that the journalist had been found.

According to MFWA’s correspondent in Ghana, following reports by the radio station and the media about the kidnapping and what appeared to be a sexual abuse of the journalist, the Ghana Police Service instituted an investigation into the matter.

In a latest development, the Ghana Police Service on April 16, 2015, organised a press briefing and reported that findings of the investigations conducted so far indicate that the alleged kidnapping and sexual assault were untrue. According to the police, the alleged kidnapping and sexual attack were staged by the journalist and her friends in a bit to court sympathy from her ex-boyfriend.

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