Police arrest Radio/TV Host Ahmad Isah for assault


Human right activist and broadcast journalist, Ahmad Isah was on Monday arrested by the Police in the Federal Capital Territory for slapping a woman in one of his shows.

Isah, popularly called “Ordinary President” has been under fire since the BBC Africa Eye exposed how he assaulted a woman who appeared on his show.

The woman, who was accused of setting a young girl’s hair on fire over witchcraft allegation, had feigned ignorance when Isah questioned her.

After several attempts to make her own up ended in futility, Isah slapped the defenceless woman in front of his audience.

The video stirred debate on and off social media. While many condemned the act, others expressed their solidarity with him.

Isah has since apologised for his action.

Speaking with LEADERSHIP on Monday, Isah confirmed reports that he had been arrested by the police.

“I have been at the police station since morning,” he told the newspaper.

“I have been arrested by the police over the same matter.”

His organisation also confirmed the arrest in a Twitter post on Monday, “Ordinary President, Founder and CEO of Brekete Radio and TV program honoured an invitation to the FCT Police Command this morning,” the post read.

They however disclosed that they were yet to reach him.

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

However, he was later released. No details were given on what transpired while he was with the police.

“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.”

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