Media General to appeal Simpson decision

Media General is to appeal a decision on its key presenter in the Western Region, Nhyiraba Paa Kwesi Simpson, who is host of subsidiary Connect FM’s morning show Omanbapa.

Connect FM is the Number One leading station in the Region.

Lawyers for Media General are preparing to file a notice to appeal a decision by a Circuit Court in Takoradi on the matter involving the award-winning presenter.

This was after he and another person were refused bail and remanded into police custody by the court for two weeks.

The case in connection with an alleged kidnapping case at Mpohor which the police are describing as a “hoax”.

He has pleaded not guilty to charges of publication of false news with the intent of causing fear and alarm to the public contrary to the Public Order Act, and false publication of news through an electronic device contrary to the Electronic Communications Act, 775 of 2008.

In his plea for bail, counsel Ebo Donkor said Nhyiraba Paa Kwesi Simpson must be seen as one who was only doing his work as a journalist and as such should be treated as an interested person in the investigations and not an accused person.

Source: 3news.com|Ghana

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