Updated: Jan 9
Ghana popular reggae artist and radio host Blakk Rasta escaped an attack from an unidentified mask assailant who stormed into Zylofon FM studio intent on harming him.
According to Blakk Rasta on Tuesday 5th January "Transmission on Zylofon 102.1 fm shut down. A man broke into the building, masked threatning to kill me. Police and security are here..."
This development comes days after reports of attacks on investigative journalist Manasseh Azure Awuni, GTV journalist Abdul Hayi Moomen, Angel FM's Captain Smart and recently, a journalist with Citi FM and Citi TV, Umaru Sanda Amadu.
Meanwhile, a statement issued yesterday, by the management of Zylofon Media, operators of Zylofon FM, confirmed that the premises of Zylofon FM was invaded by an unknown man after breaching security protocols at about 4:00 pm on Tuesday, January 5.
The statement revealed that the unknown assailant went to the station’s server room and succeeded in disconnecting some of the cables, therefore, shutting down transmission before threatening the life of the host of the Taxi Driver Show, Blakk Rasta, known in private life as Abubakar Ahmed.
“It was unclear what the real motive of this assailant was, but he engaged security details at the premises in a scuffle and sprayed a strange content into their eyes while baying for the blood of Blakk Rasta as he struggled to break into the studio during the live transmission of the Black Pot segment on the Taxi Driver Show,” the statement indicated.
According to the statement, the East Legon District Police team, however, intervened while the company’s head of security managed to prevent the assailant from escaping.
“The East Legon District Police team was immediately called in as the melee ensued and at this point, the assailant attempted escaping. Judging from the danger at hand, our Head of Security had to overpower him and, in the process, shot at him with a licensed gun,” it said,
The statement however, said the police took the assailant away together with some staff of the station to assist in investigations.