The police have arrested at least 16 individuals identifying with the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) for invading the studios of Accra-based UTV, belonging to the Despite Media Group on October 7, 2023.
The alleged NPP supporters stormed the studio of United Showbiz to put a halt to the program which they believe is always against their party.
The angered youth delayed the airing of the popular show – United Showbiz – saying A Plus, real name Kwame Obeng Asare, who is a regular pundit on the show, has shown gross disrespect to the NPP by tearing apart on set a letter from the party raising concerns about the show.
SIXTEEN(16) PERSONS ARRESTED FOR INVADING UTV STUDIOS
Following a complaint from the Despite Media Group and Ministry of Information that certain people had invaded the studios of U-TV this evening, the Police proceeded to the scene and arrested sixteen (16) persons. pic.twitter.com/1Rqc1WXKOJ— Ghana Police Service (@GhPoliceService) October 7, 2023
A Plus, in reaction, said the letter was against the independence of the media and went on to rip his copy of the letter saying: “This letter is revolting because we have received calls from people threatening to collapse UTV United Showbiz,” reports Peacefmonline.com.
The leader of the group that invaded the studio said they want the popular highlife singer, A Plus, to apologise for his actions on air.
The Director of Communications for the NPP Richard Ahiagbah addressing on the issue on UTV said the party has no hands in the attack by the alleged NPP supporters in the UTV studio.
He therefore called on the Ghana Police Service to investigate the matter to know the people who asked the young guys to undertake such an unlawful action.