Blaming the media for occultism among teens is a lazy investigation approach-NMC chair
Chairman of the National Media Commission (NMC) Mr. Yaw Boadu-Ayeboafo has downplayed speculations that the killing of a 10-year-old boy in Kasoa was influenced by the proliferation of spiritualists on National Television (TV).
Mr. Yaw Boadu-Ayeboafo sees the linkage as a lazy way to approach the investigations into the murder which saw two teenagers; Felix Nyarko and Nicholas Kiki gruesomely murder their friend, Ishmael Mensah the intention of using his body parts for rituals.
According to the Police, the suspects – 16 and 18 years respectively – confessed that a spiritualist whom they had discovered through national television agreed to help them become instant billionaires by demanding a human being and a sum of ¢5,000.
The NMC chair believes, even though the media has a role to play in the case, it cannot be solely blamed for the act.
However, the president of the Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA) Andrew Aninkora says even though there is a need for media content to be regulated, the media cannot accept blames for its contribution to the canker.
Nana Ama Asiedu, Bono Region