Radio broadcaster and musician, Blakk Rasta escaped an attacked by an unknown assailant who invaded Zylofon FM’s premises yesterday Tuesday, 5 January 2021.
A statement issued on Wednesday, 6 January 2021 by the Management of Zylofon Media, of which Zylofon FM is a subsidiary brand said that “The premises of Zylofon Media was invaded by an unknown man after breaching security protocols at about 4:00 pm on Tuesday, January 5, 2021.
“This man went to the station’s server room, succeeding in disconnecting some of our cables, therefore, shutting down transmission before threatening the life of the host of the Taxi Driver Show, Blakk Rasta, known in private life as Abubakar Ahmed,” the statement read.
It continued: “It was unclear what the real motive of this assailant was but he engaged security details at the premises in a scuffle and sprayed a strange content into their eyes while baying for the blood of Blakk Rasta as he struggled to break into the studio during the live transmission of the Black Pot segment on the Taxi Driver Show”.
According to the management of the radio station, the East Legon District Police team, however, intervened, while the company’s head of security managed to prevent the assailant from escaping.
“The East Legon District Police team were immediately called in as the melee ensued and at this point, the assailant attempted escaping. Judging from the danger at hand, our Head of Security had to overpower him and, in the process, shot at him with a licensed gun”.
According to the statement, the Police took the assailant away together with some staff of the station to assist in investigations.
The Police are also stationed at the premises to ensure protection of life and property.
This development comes days after reports of attacks on investigative journalist Manasseh Azure Awuni, GTV journalist Abdul Hayi Moomen, Angel FM’s Captain Smart and recently, a journalist with Citi FM and Citi TV, Umaru Sanda Amadu.