Former sakawa kingpin, Kofi Amoateng, popularly known as Abusua, says some prominent men in the country are waging war against his anti-sakawa campaign.
According to him, the faceless men have asked him to desist from embarking on a media tour to discourage people from the practice of sakawa owing they are profiting from the social menace.
“In Ghana when there’s an issue and you are the first to speak against, people begin to detest you. A lot of people are gaining out of it [sakawa] People are making a living of it, feeding their families. Some prominent people in the country are sharing the monies with the children. Some instructed me to stop the anti-sakawa campaign because it does not concern me,’ he said.
Sitting down with Original 91.9FM’s Kwaku Owusu Adjei during the National Interest segment on the Adwenekasa socio-political show on Wednesday, Abusua said those prominent men are instigating the media against him.
Often, he said the prominent men bribe media houses to deny him interviewing opportunities on their platform because he’s ruining people’s reputations.
“Some pay money to media houses not to interview me again because I’m tarnishing the images of people. But I said no, I started the sakawa practice in Accra at a point I knew when I’d die When I didn’t die I realized God has saved me.
We have to stop indulging in the practice and advice the youth against it.”
This comes on the back of two teenagers killing a 10-year-old boy at Lamptey Mills, a suburb in Kasoa in the Awutu East District of the Central Region.
The suspects said to be aged 18 and 19 respectively lured their victim only identified as Ishmael into an uncompleted building and killed him.
They reportedly hit the 10-year-old boy with an object which caused his death instantly.
Multiple reports allude a fetish priest in the Volta Region the suspects contacted requested they bring body parts for ritual.
By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Originalfmonline.com | Ghana