Assault: Brekete Family host Ahmed Isah to stop show

Ordinary President Ahmed Isa

Radio broadcaster Ahmed Isah who was caught on camera assaulting a woman has announced his popular show Brekete Family would stop airing from June.

Mr Isah, who hosts the popular Brekete Family show on Human Rights Radio Abuja, was featured on Monday in a BBC Africa Eye report which showed how the man also known as Ordinary President violated the rights of some persons brought before him for investigation.

His show was an avenue for the ordinary Nigerians to get justice for injustice done to them.

The BBC report showed Isah physically assaulting a woman identified as Susan on his show. The woman in question allegedly burnt the hair of her six-year-old niece whom she accused of being a witch.

Following the outrage that greeted the report, Isah apologised on Wednesday and announced he would stop the programme by June 1.

He said, “I apologise to everybody that I have offended in one way or the other. Please, I’m a human being. I’m bound to make mistakes. I was triggered by the zeal and passion in me. As a human being, even computers tend to malfunction, there is blood flowing in my veins, I tend to get emotional sometimes.

“Whenever I do anything out of control on the basis of emotions, I always apologise when I realise it and correct the mistakes. For those disappointed in me, please forgive me. For those I have offended, please find a place in your heart to forgive me. I’m only but a human being.

“I know some people will say that there is nobody that sent him to do human rights work, forgetting that government organisations that are supposed to get justice for ordinary Nigerians are not doing their work.”

He added: “I do not know how this will sound to you all. I did not consult with anyone but by the first of next month we will stop the programme; since the programme is their problem.”