It appears all is not well between District Chief Executive of the Asikuma Odoben Brakwa Assembly, Mr Isaac Odoom and Peace FM as he threatens to sue the media house for allegedly tarnishing his image.
Speaking to the media, the DCE alleged that Peace Fm on Monday 23rd June 2020, played audio during their mid-day news in which certain unkind words were said.
According to him, the station categorically emphasised that the voice was his and therefore attributed the content of it to him.
“My attention was drawn to the audio that was played purporting to be mine so I listened to it and I noticed that it was a complete fabrication meant to destroy me”, he said.
“I, therefore, called the station to alert them of the harm they have caused to my image but to my surprised, the lady who answered my call even said worse”, he added.
“The words used by the person who answered my call further gave credence to the fact that perhaps I was a target for destruction by the station”. He posited.
Mr Odum explained that the whole thing smacked of a calculated attempt by the station to assassinate his character and create disaffection for him as a DCE.
“It is sad and shameful that Peace Fm can wrongly interview someone one and shamefully attribute it to me without doing due diligence,” he remarked.
“I feel slandered by this false publication the station has made about me. In fact, it has adversely affected my whole being and I cannot let go”, said Mr Odum.
He stated that when he contacted the station about said harm caused him, the number the station alleged to have called was given to him for verification.
Mr Odoom added that efforts by the police and the actual owner of the station were fished out who explained exactly what happened to the police.
“I further took this gentleman to Peace Fm so that he himself can explain to the world exactly what happened when the said journalist called”. he stressed.
“But to my surprise, Peace Fm did not give him an opportunity to tell his story under flimsy excuses. I got baffled by this development”, Mr. Odoom stated.
He, has, therefore, issued a stun warning to Peace Fm to retract the said publication and render an unqualified apology to him or incur his wrath.
He stressed that his lawyers have been instructed to notify the station of his intent to face them in court if they refuse to retract and apologize.
Background to the issue
During the mid-day news of Peace Fm on Tuesday, 23rd of this month, a story in which the DCE’s car was alleged to ran over a sack containing fish, was aired.
In the process, a voice purported to be that of the DCE which was allegedly recorded earlier was played to the world.
The DCE is contending that Peace FM never placed a call to him on any of his personal mobile numbers and therefore, could not attribute such audio to him.
“I can put on record that the number they called claiming to be mine has never been any of my numbers and let me place on record that nobody answers my calls for me”. He disclosed.
Mr. Odum, therefore, denied knowledge of the audio that Peace FM purported to be his and played on-air to the hearing of the general public He is insisting that Peace Fm failed to do due diligence by double-checking their facts before carrying the story