Radio show host Salifu ‘Mugabe’ Maase charged with publication of false news

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The police have charged radio show host Salifu Maase a.k.a. Mugabe with the publication of false news and offensive conduct to breach public peace.

He came to court Tuesday morning where there was a tight security presence but the case could not be heard because the judge at the Accra Circuit Court where he was to be arraigned is attending a conference in Koforidua.

He is expected to be arraigned Wednesday, April 3, 2019.

Graphic Online’s court reporter Emmanuel Ebo Hawkson reported that there were much-armed police personnel at the Circuit court premises.

Salifu Maase was at the court premises with a team of lawyers including Godwin Edudzi Tamakloe, Hawkson reported.

Salifu Maase had alleged on his radio show on XYZ that he had information on a planned threat on the life of Multimedia Group Limited investigative journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni following his publication on the use of the Osu Castle by a private person in the recruitment of “party vigilantes.”

The Criminal Investigation Department of the Ghana Police Service invited Salifu Maase to assist them with any intelligence he may have in connection with alleged threats but according to the police, he told them he made the allegation “under the spirits.”

Addressing the press conference, the CID Boss said he has subsequently been charged with offensive conduct and publication of false news.

“Mugabe was invited to come and assist

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