Brekete Family: My life is in danger, BBC Africa Eye reporter alleges

Ordinary President Ahmed Isa

A reporter with the British Broadcasting Corporation Africa Eye Peter Nkanga has alleged threat to his life over the report which exposed misconducts in the Brekete Family Show.

The show’s host Ahmed Isah, popularly known as Ordinary President, has faced criticism and sanction by the National Broadcasting Commission after he was seen assaulting a woman on the show.

Days after the BBC report, Isah was also seen assaulting a man on the show.

However, the reporter Nkanga has written to the police, saying he has been receiving death threats from Isah’s supporters.

He alleged that Isah’s supporters released his phone numbers on social media and have been threatening to stone him to death.

The journalist, therefore, called on the police in a letter to Force PRO Frank Mba on Wednesday to invite Isah to sign an undertaking that his life is safe.

The letter read, “Dear Mr. Mba, I am reaching out to you because I don’t feel safe. What is worrying me and really affecting my family is that for over a week, the Police are yet to act on the clear threats to my personal safety.

“On Tuesday, 25 May 2021, the British Broadcasting Corporation submitted an official letter with corroborating evidence to the Inspector-General of Police regarding harassment, cyber-bullying and threat to my life and others.

“It is over a week now, and I am following up to know the status of the letter and the actions that the Police have taken, most particularly for Ahmad Isah of the Human Rights Radio 101.1Fm to be invited to sign an undertaking that no harm will befall me, my family and BBC crew. This is because the harassment and threats were occasioned by our phone numbers released on his Live programme to the public.

“I am reaching out to you Mr Mba because I don’t feel safe. Truth be told, I won’t feel safe until Ahmad signs this undertaking for at least two reasons:

“Because Ahmad is someone with power & influence who boldly lied on his Live show when he told his followers and the whole world that I and the BBC plotted to kill him. This was a premeditated lie with malicious intentions.

“Because Ahmad, in at least one similar instance that I know, got his mob to harass and threaten a station manager at LoveFM some years back. I spoke to the station manager who had to insist that the Police get Ahmad to sign an undertaking. The importance of getting this undertaking for my safety must be emphasised.

“Family, friends and associates, at home and abroad, feel the same way. We are calling on the Police to intervene to nip the threat to my life and ensure the safety of me, my family and the BBC crew by getting Ahmad to sign an undertaking.”