Yfm Lounge Presenter, Adaeze Onyinyechie Ayoka known in media circles as Ada is currently on admission at the female/maternity ward at the Ghana Ports and Harbour Authority (GPHA) Hospital in Takoradi after she was released by the abductors.
Nana Kwesi Coomson together with the Takoradi Y FM General Manager, Franklin Kofi Fiati this morning visited the Regional Crime Office at Central Police Station where the Officer revealed that he cannot give any information since any credible information should come from the Presenter herself and not anyone. He urged to team to relay information to the office to aid them in their investigations.
From the Regional Crime Office in Takoradi, the team proceeded to the GPHA Hospital where administrators did not allow anyone to see Ada. Their reason being that, the Doctor on duty, Dr. Boateng is checking up on admitted patients at the facility and the team could come back at 12pm. “She is sleeping now so even if we allow you people to see her, you cannot talk to her. She is well and has no bruises on her. Her dreadlocks are shaved, that’s the only thing I can say” the hospital . According to the hospital, information circulating in media that the Police brought her to the hospital is false because the traumatized Presenter was brought by her neighbors to the hospital.
According to her colleagues, the Y Lounge Presenter was threatened by some unknown people last year. Together with Julius, the Programmes Manager of the station then, she reported the case to the police. “In the threatening text, she was told by the people that she was going to die, they will kill her” her colleague at Y FM
“The last time Ada was seen at work was the Thursday before Easter Friday. I even had a chat with her on Easter Friday, since then I haven’t heard from her and haven’t seen her too” Kwame Legend, the morning show host of Y FM
The abductors according to Ada’s Y FM colleagues circulated the nude pictures of her via her Whats App number and her Facebook. They revealed that, Giovanni, a presenter at Y FM in Accra reported the incident to Facebook and her account was blocked by Facebook administrators.
According to deep throat neighbor who wants to be anonymous, “she came home last night around 12am and she started knocking at the door. As soon as we saw her, she started asking for food and when she was given the food, she started hitting us with the food given her. She was taken to the hospital around 1am.”
When a Journalist visited Ada this dawn at the GPHA Hospital, she was asked by a nurse whether she knows the Journalist. Ada according to the Journalist looked at her and started shouting “where is my baby, that tinny little baby, she is hungry, I have to give her food. She is hungry”
Managing Editor of the Insight Newspaper Kwesi Pratt is yet to come to terms with the crude and inhumane manner in which a presenter of YFM was abducted, raped and later exposed to the public by unknown men.
Pratt described the ordeal of the ‘Y lounge’ presenter in the Western Regional capital Takoradi as a clear case of torture which no human being must be made to endure.
He said the situation was gravely disturbing, frightening and must be condemned in no uncertain terms.
Adaeze Onyinyechie Ayoka popularly known as Miss Ada was reportedly kidnapped and raped last week by three unknown men.
The attackers after taking turns to rape her reportedly leaked nude pictures of the presenter via her Facebook account to further ridicule her in public. Her facebook account has subsequently been pulled down.
Although she has been found and is currently on admission at the GHAPOHA hospital in Takoradi, Miss Ada has not been able to speak to narrate her ordeal to hospital officials.
Speaking on Peace FM’s morning show ‘Kokrokoo’, Mr Pratt said “I cannot believe this is going on in Ghana. This is a clear case of torture…I am frightened to the core.”
Occurrences of such nature in his view should not be allowed to continue in a civilised society like Ghana.
He tasked the police administration in the Western Region to investigate the issue and punish the perpetrators of the crime which he said could mar the life of the young lady forever.
Linguistics lecturer at the University of Ghana, Legon, Prof Kofi Agyekum who was also a panellist on the programme said the act is unpardonable and should not be allowed to go unpunished.
He said the situation was a disgrace to the region which has just started producing oil.
Prof Agyekum said it baffles him that young men will come together and decide to torture the young lady in such manner.
The act puts the security of young women in the region at risk and the police must not take the situation lightly.
He also called for a thorough investigation into the matter and ensure that all the culprits are arrested and punished for this barbaric act.
Meanwhile, fresh details emerging about the abduction indicate that this is the fifth time Miss Ada has been kidnapped.
Police in the region say they have begun investigations into the abduction and assault of the presenter.
The Takoradi district police commander Superintendent Peter Ofori Donkor told Joy News she will be interviewed to aid the process of the investigation.