Achimota Magistrate Court Finds and Penalizes 16 NPP Affiliates for Intrusion at UTV

Sixteen individuals with affiliations to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) who stormed United Television (UTV) on Saturday, October 7, 2023, have been convicted and fined by the Achimota Magistrate Court. They were charged with unlawful entry and brought before the court on October 16, 2023. The accused pleaded guilty, leading to their conviction and a fine of 200 penalty units each, equivalent to Two Thousand Four Hundred Ghana Cedis (GH 2,400.00), or 3 months imprisonment in default. Additionally, they were ordered to sign a bond for good behavior, with 6 months of imprisonment in default.

On October 7, during UTV’s ‘United Showbiz’ prime-time entertainment show, attackers disrupted the live broadcast and threatened the presenter and guests. These attackers were allegedly led by the NPP’s Klottey Korle Youth Organizer, purportedly acting on the instructions of Ernest Owusu Bempah, a Deputy Director of Communications, and other prominent figures within the ruling party.

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