General News of Sunday, 18 November 2018
he death has been reported of the Entertainment Chief of Tamale, Mohammed Hafiz Abdullah.
The mysterious death, YEN.com.gh gathers occurred on the morning of Saturday, November 17, in Tamale, the Northern Regional capital.
According to a report YEN.com.gh sighted on MyNewsGH.com, Dema Naa Hafiz Mohammed died at a private hospital on Saturday after complaining of an illness that same morning.
Naa Mohammed, the report indicated, had attended a ceremony to enskin another chief but returned complaining that he was not feeling well.
He then took his car and headed to the hospital for a check-up. But news came in later that he had died.
While the report further cited some close friends of the late chief as confirming the news of his death, Naa Hafiz Mohammed’s family, YEN.com.gh understands, is yet to officially speak on the matter.
For those of us who are wondering who the late chief is, he is the same person who accused investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas of taking a $50,000 bribe from him (Hafiz) to drop a case against him.
It will be recalled that at the height of his mission to discredit Anas, Assin Central MP Kennedy Agyapong claimed the award-winning journalist was an extortionist and a bribe-taker.
To prove these allegations, the controversial MP brought many people to his NET 2 TV and Oman FM to give various testimonies on June 1.
One of them was Naa Hafiz who alleged that Anas had requested $100,000 from him to ‘kill’ investigations he was making into a case against him (Hafiz).
According to the Naa Hafiz, fearing the embarrassment that the release of that investigative piece would bring him, he had to pay Anas $50,000 while his (chief) friend also paid $50,000 to complete Anas’ demands of $100,000.
However, later reports suggested that Naa Hafiz’s testimony could not be taken on face value because he had been cited in many fraud deals.
One of the deals, a $5.7 million gold scam, was reportedly unravelled by Anas who led the police to arrest him at somewhere in September 2009 and thus his testimony against him could have been for revenge.