The Eastern Region Media Excellence Awards Blogger of the year, Ransford Kumi of Kumikasa.com was yesterday invited by the Eastern Regional Criminal Investigation Department (CID) under the Ghana Police service over a recent publication made on two Koforidua based Kingdom FM presenters.
According to the publication from the early hours of Wednesday, August 15, 2018, the two presenters of the same institution, Kingdom FM, Atenz Burger and MP Nie were spotted in a social media verbal assault which he headlined ‘Confusion at Kingdom FM’.
The award-winning Blogger, Kumikasa later in the day deleted the published article from his site and wrote an unqualified apology to the management of Kingdom FM for his misleading headline which had nothing to do with the published article.
Meanwhile, ‘MP Nie’ allegedly reported the Blogger Kumikasa to the CID for defamation after his plea, claiming he mentioned nobody’s name in his social media posts as the blogger claimed he attacked a colleague presenter, Atenzburger verbally.
BestGhnews.online spotted a screenshot of a Facebook Private chat between the two presenters, ‘MP Nie’ and Atenz Burger which will be attached to this story for readers to judge.
Below is the unqualified apology by Ransford Kumi (Kumi Kasa) to Kingdom FM’s Management;
“SORRY” To The Management Of Kingdom Fm
A letter of retraction
After sober reflection and considerable amount of consultation and rejoinder copied to us and published on social media by @Atenzburger and other mentions in our earlier publication on the early hours of Wednesday, August 15, 2018, which read this headline. “Confusion at Kingdom FM” The Editor and management of Kumikasa.com wish to communicate the following to it cherish readers and the general public.
(a) We apologise unreservedly to the Management and stuff of Kingdom FM for our misleading headline which had no barring to the content of the story
(b) That we did not consult the parties involved in our publication before we came out with our headlines
(c) That we have erred in contravening section of the code of ethics in journalism, which reads: “A journalist shall obtain information by straightforward means only”
(d) That some of our attachments in our publication do not represent what Atenzburger and MP wrote on their separate timelines on social media
(e) We are putting in every effort to take back what we published earlier on about Kingdom FM and the said journalist.
(f) we acted on our own and that no one motivated us to write this publication to either sell bad image about Kingdom FM or the said Journalist in the publication.
Lastly, we wish to say that whatever this publication has brought we deeply apologize for our actions and inaction.
We respect Kingdom FM and what they stand for, we will at any given time consult, and do thorough checks before we come out with any publication in the future. Any inconveniences cost is deeply regretted.
Kumikasa who was invited to the Eastern Region Police Criminal Investigation Department Monday Afternoon at 3:00 PM has been asked to reappear before CID tomorrow Wednesday, August 2018 for interrogation.