News | I didn’t call IGP a pig or a ‘useless puppet’; I said he was a ‘castrated pig’, but I retract — Manasseh

I didn’t call IGP a pig or a ‘useless puppet’; I said he was a ‘castrated pig’, but I retract — Manasseh

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General News of Sunday, 17 February 2019

Source: mynewsgh.com

Manasseh Azure 9Investigative journalist Manasseh Azure Awuni

Investigative journalist Manasseh Azure Awuni has apologized to the Inspectors General of Police for calling him a ‘castrated pig’, clarifying that news reports that he used the word useless on the IGP was a palpable falsehood.

The award-winning journalist had weeks ago said the Inspector General of Police, Mr David Asante-Apeatu is comparable to a “castrated pig”, in resolving the insecurity issues recorded during the by-election in Ayawaso Wuogon, as MyNewsGh.com reported.

According to the award-winning journalist, the IGP is a “political puppet” incapable of addressing what happened during the by-election and in his words; “the Inspector General of Police is as impotent as a castrated pig in these matters …”

The police administration took a serious exception to his comparison of the police boss to a castrated pig and call on him to apologize.

The Police Public Relations Directorate says the language used by the journalist in his write up, was “unGhanaian” and did not reflect his professional work as a journalist.

Head of the Public Relations Directorate, ACP David Eklu, told Alfredo d Kwame Larbi aka DJ Oxygen of OXY FM that, although the police accept criticisms, it was displeased at the level of unpleasant language adopted by the journalist.

He said, “we take strong exception to the type of language used and we take strong exception to the imagery.”

He said, it is unGhanaian, it is in bad taste, and does not reflect the standard of journalism that we expect in this country.”

But Manasseh has duly appologised saying he didn’t mean to sound offensive but if Mr. Asante-Apeatu and the Police Service “take offence of that expression that, in dealing with political vigilantism, the IGP takes offence that I compared his weakness to that of a castrated pig; if they take offence, I duly apologize. I did not call the IGP a useless pig or I did not call the IGP a pig”. He said on Peace FM’s Kokrokoo

Kwame Sefa Kayi then told Azure to “go and sin no more” if he indeed he used those words on the IGP and is repentant.

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