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A/R: Angry youth lock Daily Guide offices for ‘disrespecting’ Otumfuo

The Police moved in to open the offices for workers to get access.

Some youth in Kumasi on Wednesday morning stormed the premises of Daily Guide to lockup the offices of the private newspaper over the paper’s reportage on allegation of money laundering against Otumfuor Osei Tutu II.

The youth, who form the Kumasi Youth Association, claim the newspaper disrespected the Asantehene with its reportage on the issue which the Ghana International Bank has come to absolve him of any wrongdoing.

They pasted several notices at the entrance of Daily Guide office in Kumasi to demand immediate apology and a retraction of the publication from the media house.

They also threatened to close down the office should the paper refuse to apologise to Manhyia Palace.Meanwhile, the Police in Kumasi have since broken the locks of the youth and granted access to allow the workers to work.

The Police say no item was stolen or destroyed.

But it has asked the group to report themselves to the Police or be hunted down for the necessary action to be taken against them.

Though calm has now been restored, the police personnel are still stationed around the premises of the newspaper to provide protection to the workers.

By Ibrahim Abubakar|3news.com|Ghana

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