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Community radio station attacked

(CEMESP/IFEX) - On 16 August 2010, a man believed to be mad attacked the Foyay Community Radio station and destroyed some of the station's equipment.

Henry Tonpson ransacked Radio Tamba Taikor, claiming that the radio station was involved in broadcasting what he termed as "hate messages against him". Tonpson claimed that he had heard the radio station broadcasting information claiming that he is an HIV carrier.

The incident has brought the station's activities to a standstill, with nearly all of its broadcast equipment destroyed, including a 50-watt transmitter, a console board, and a computer.

Police in Foyah District have apprehended Tonpson and charged him with criminal mischief. He is still in police custody waiting to be sent to court.

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