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Kumasi-based sports journalist Joachim Bokeem let off the hook by 2014 World Cup Commission

Published on: 28 August 2014
A sober looking Samuel Joachim Bokeem

Sports Journalist Samuel Joachim Bokeem got off with a slap on the hand before the 2014 World Cup Commission over a contemptuous case.

The Kumasi-based journalist is alleged to have made statements on his radio program considered contemptuous and derogatory to the work of the Presidential Commission set up to probe into Ghana’s shambolic outing at the 2014 World Cup.

Bokeem after an early show of bravado was brought down to earth by an obviously furious chair of the commission Justice Senyo Dzamefe.

“Are you trying to justify what you did? Go on, I will show you today,” he said in response to Bokeem’s initial defence.

Lawyer of the Hello FM presenter Dickson Tweneboah Kodua made a timely intervention to calm the nerves of the commission chair who looked destined to pronounce a damning sentence.

But Tweneboah Kodua’s stance coupled with a show of solidarity of journalists gathered alongside the eventual posturing of the accused, Joachim Bokeem was left off the hook bit was instructed to make an official apology to the commission on Friday.

Bokeem later expressed regret for his actions deemed and said: “From now on I will even be an ambassador of the good works of the commission.”


This article has 7 comment(s), give your comment
  • Galileo says:
    August 29, 2014 07:39 am
    yh xpos dem all their not professional at all bomboclatts kumasi presenters
  • Nana Kwadwo, U.S.A says:
    August 28, 2014 04:08 pm
    Yes! Those Ghana radio hosts who talk like chickens with no heads should brought to justice.
  • selfmade says:
    August 28, 2014 04:33 pm
    How I wish, they dragged me to those useless commissions in Ghana and how I ll defend myself to the halt!! A lot of people are cowards but they can easily be intimidated but not me! Should I appear in front of any commission in Ghana, I ll defend myself till they pronounced whatever you want but I ll make sure that, I go down with a lot of people!! The actions of some of these USELESS COMMISSIONS LL one day led to an ARAB SPRING IN GHANA!! All these so called commission are useless and it ll amount to nothing at the end of the day and that's the absolute truth!!
  • selfmade says:
    August 28, 2014 06:27 pm
    Should I sit infront of any commission in Ghana, I ll instantly win supporters that ll go down with me!! This commission ll amount to absolutely nothing at the end of the day!! The government ll cover up those who ll be busted and that's the absolute truth!!
  • selfmade says:
    August 28, 2014 06:22 pm
    DJ Mate, I know that there are a lot of people who talked irresponsibly and must be dealt with but the rate at which some of these useless commissions hurled people before them leaves much to be desired and portray those commissions as nothing than power seeking entity which can only discipline ordinary citizens!! Listen mate, this commission was setup to deal solely with the thief's that brought disgrace to our country and am 100% sure that, at the end of the day, those who ll ve find culpable ll be left off the hook and that's a common knowledge among all Ghanaians!! This commission is simply a BIG JOKE and waste of tax payers monies because nothing ll come out of it!! The practice whereby innocent people are hurled before so called commission because they express their views is portray us as not tolerant people!!! Furthermore, I can bet my last penny that, THIS USELESS COMMISSION CANNOT summoned any gov officials before it such any of them make so called derogatory remarks against them!! Ghanaians wants to see the deputy sports minister, the thieves and other born crooks who has benefited from our WC budget in front of the commission answering serious questions with receipts that can be authenticated forensically rather than hurling innocent journalists before them because they are expressimg their opinions!! I have already said it and am repeating it again, shoild any commission summoned me, I LL NEVER BE A COWARD!!! I can sit infront of them and talk like a real man and believe me when I say that!!
  • dj says:
    August 28, 2014 04:53 pm
    Selfmade are you suggesting that people should just open their mouth and talk anyhow without being held responsible for irresponsible statement. As much as we have rights we have responsibilities too
  • dj says:
    August 28, 2014 04:50 pm
    Selfmade you are just bragging wait till you sit in the chair that journalists sat and am sure you will change even your name