Police summon Ordinary President Ahmed Isah for assaulting woman on Brekete Family show

Ordinary President Ahmed Isa

Police in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Monday summoned media personality Ahmed Isah for assaulting a woman.

Mr Isah, known as Ordinary President, was captured in a BBC Africa Eye documentary slapping a woman during an interview on his popular radio show Brekete Family. The woman allegedly set her niece’s hair on fire after accusing her of being a witch.

His programme airs on Human Rights Radio 101.1 in Abuja and streams online via social media platforms.

The video drew varying reactions from the public on social media. Some condemned the act while others praised him. However, Isah apologised, saying he acted out of passion.

The Brekete Family host told Leadership on Monday that he was arrested by the police over the incident.

“I have been at the police station since morning,” he said. “I have been arrested by the police over the same matter.”

The organisation confirmed his arrest in a tweet saying, “Ordinary President, Founder and CEO of Brekete Radio and TV program honoured an invitation to the FCT Police Command this morning.

“We want the public to know that we are yet to see or reach him.”

It later confirmed his release in a follow-up tweet.

“We want the general public to know that The Ordinary President has been reached and he is doing okay. We have left the FCT command,” they said.

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has also summoned Isah over the incident, spokesman for the commission Ekanem Antia told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on May 20 in Abuja.

“The NBC, as a regulatory body for broadcast media, is concerned over the recent happening at the Human Rights Radio and deemed it fit to invite Isah,” Mr Antia said.

Following the uproar, Isah has said the show Brekete Family would be stopped by June 1.