Owner of Sammykaymedia, Samuel Dortey Kumah, has found himself in the grips of the police for publishing the image of an official of the Cyber Security Authority (CSA) and linking him to an individual in a sexually explicit video.
According to the Authority, the publication of the explicit video and image of its official was undertaken unlawfully by the blogger.
In a press statement, it said he has since been handed over to the the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service.
“Reference is made to a publication on some social media platforms, containing sexually explicit material and unlawful use of the images of Cyber Security Authority (CSA) officials by Samuel Dortey Kumah, owner of Sammykaymedia. He has since been arrested and handed over to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service.”
The blogger is reported to have posted a picture of an official of the CSA whom he linked to an individual in an explicit sexual video that went viral on Twitter on Wednesday, November 15.
He later took to his Instagram page to apologise after his investigations proved that the CSA official was not the same person in the explicit video.
He wrote, “Upon further investigations , we found out this picture above is not the same person in the video circulating yesterday on twitter. We apologize for any inconvenience caused with the post we initially made and we deeply regret our actions.”
The CSA in their press statement relayed, “We wish to categorically state that the tagging of the images to this explicit material is a misrepresentation and of criminal attribution. The CS dissociates itself from same and admonishes the general public to disregard any such potential criminal misrepresentation.”
It assured that it will continue to deliver on its mandate in collaboration with other security sector agencies to protect the digital ecosystem and the digital safety of Ghanaians.