Countryman Songo and his radio station Asempa FM are heading for the law courts after the latter made an astonishing claim on his radio show that two top Ghana football administrator thieves.
The President of the Ghana FA Kwesi Nyantakyi and Chairman of the Premier League Board, Welbeck Abra Appiah will sue the radio presenter and the radio station for defamation of character following Thursday’s ‘Fire for Fire’ show that has exasperated the administrators.
In programme full of wild and unsubstantiated allegations, the presenter whose real name is Patrick Osei Agyemang claimed the two officials are only interested in embezzling money from the Ghana FA.
Speaking in Twi, Songo claimed that Nyantakyi and the Abra Appiah, who have both worked in reputable banks in Ghana, ‘omo di sika’ which means they are embezzling or stealing money from Ghana football.
The one-sided programme, which has become the norm on ‘Fire for Fire’, contrary to the ethos of the respected Multimedia Organisation which owns Asempa FM made other libellous claims against the two gentlemen which has forced them to consider the action against the presenter and their radio station.
Abra-Appiah says he will join hands with Nyantakyi who is a popular lawyer in the Ghana to restore their reputation and seeks damages against the radio station and their presenter.
“I don’t know what is wrong with that Songo boy. It is either Abra-Appiah or Kwesi Nyantakyi are thieves. What have we stolen?, Abra-Appiah said.
“I have worked for reputable banks and was a board member for two major banks in Ghana. If I wanted to steal I would have stolen from the banks.
“There is no money in Football, so what are we stealing from football? I am just waiting for Nyantakyi to come back to Ghana and we will take him on.
“My son is better off than him and he sits there and talks anyhow to anybody. He doesn’t know me. I have instructed my lawyers to take him on and they will do just that.”
This is the most serious threat of legal action against Songo for the wild and mostly unsubstantiated claims on his programmes.
Several sports officials in Ghana have in the past threatened to take legal against Songo but many were persuaded to drop their threats.
Songo himself is not new to trouble with the law as he was arrested some months ago by the police in Ghana for allegedly smoking banned drug marijuana just before hosting he was scheduled to host a radio programme.
Even though the law courts freed him, public perception of his use of banned drugs still persists as several callers to his radio programme have questioned him over his alleged consistent use of hard drugs before his radio programmes.