We reported here earlier on how Kumawood actor Kwadwo Nkansah Lilwin got a female Blogger, Ohemaa Candace, arrested for publishing a false story about him that he knocked someone with his customized car.
Well, his actions hasn’t gone down well with colleague Ghanaian Bloggers and they’ve taken to their various social media platforms to reveal their sentiments.
Most of them are of the view that, Candace, the female Blogger doesn’t deserve the humiliation she went through—disgracing her on live TV and calling on the Police to handcuff her was all needless.
Many have argued that even if Candace is at fault, the right thing Kwadwo Nkansah should have done is to sue her rather than call on the Police to have her arrested.
One of Ghana’s richest Bloggers, Akesse Moise Sanza, asked Lilwin to send his Jama songs to the Police next time he releases any.
The most painful side of the story is “King of Fake News”, Abeiku Santana also had the guts to discredit Bloggers at large.
Below are some few reactions:
Another renowned Blogger, Chris Vincent Agyapong also wrote:
“Apparently, a female Ghanaian blogger who is a journalist by modern legal and industry definitions has been arrested in Ghana—for publishing a news item that’s not true.
It’s 2018: we do not have criminal libel laws in Ghana and yet someone gets arrested for publishing fake or false news?
Slandering or Libelling is not a criminal offence, rather it’s a civil offence—so you sue for defamation or whatever if wronged, which does not involve the police and any arrest.
This is Ghana, a country where when you owe someone money, the person can bring the police in Ghana to arrest you or intimidate you. Of course, he has to pay them to do that and they widely do it.
What kind of nonsense is this?
Soon, they will come up with some kangaroo charges like causing fear and panic—as the reason for her arrest.
And you wonder why some of us do not want to live in Ghana—if we are to keep writing?
Owner of Ghanaweb and most of the Ghanaian websites live abroad—perhaps, there’s a reason.
Laws do not work in this country called Ghana. The police do whatever they want if paid and no one does a hoot about it.