A former Contributor and Writer with Upper West Media Team has won a suit case against him by the Upper West Regional Division of Ghana Health Service.
The Suit was filed by the Regional Health Director Mr. Damaian punguyire after the reporter was accused of Publishing a fake news update on Upper West Media Page.
The Director reported to the Upper West Regional CID and as a result the Reporter was invited and sent to court on the 26th of November 2021, he was detained in Prison Custody from 26th November to early hours of 29th November 2021 and Appeared before the Wa Circuit Court, he was given a self recognized bail and later appeared on the 13th of December 2021, the Court after the hearing adjourned the case to 16th of December and after justification, Mr. Tuorimuo Elvis Philip was Aquitted and Discharged by the Wa Circuit Court.
He was later Arrested outside after the prosecutor, by Name Mr. Martin, kicked against the Court’s decision and sent Mr. Tuorimuo Back to the Regional CID but he was later in the day, 16th December 2021 bailed.
On 23 day of November 2021, one John Maapke who is the Regional Health Promotion Officer sent me a screen shot of media handle by name Upper West media which reads “Two suspected to have died after Covid-19 vaccination in Wa within a week” Other people who are close to me also forwarded the same information to me.
On receipt of the information, I visited the website and noticed that the screen shot forwarded to me was true and also realized that the blogger had removed the above fake news from his page without retracting the news which made the public to believe in his lies and also put the public in the state of panic.I did my personal enquiries and had the contact number 0247296865 bearing the name of the accused Tuorimuo Elvis Philip
I contacted the accused person and interrogated him about his source of information only for him to tell me that he has given all the vital information to food and drugs board in the Upper West Region.
I also contacted one Albert Ankomah the Regional manager of food and drugs board/Wa and he told me that he also called the accused person to know his source of information. He added that the accused person said his source of the information was based on rumours in town.