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GBC disassociates itself from TV presenter’s arrest

The Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, GBC has disassociated itself from the TV Presenter, Lois Acquah arrested by the police for allegedly duping a Travel and Tour Company, of Sixty Two Thousand, One Hundred dollars ($62,000), under the pretext of securing Israeli visas for customers of the Company. yesterday broke the news that Lois Acquah, a TV presenter on GTV and presenter of the Holyland Revealed Show was arrested for Allegedly duping a travel and tour company to the tune of $62,100 under the pretext of securing Israeli visas for customers of the tour company.

She was said to have introduced herself to the management of Don-Markus Travel and Tours as the mouthpiece of the Israeli Embassy in Ghana and also claimed to have connections within the Israeli embassy in Ghana and the Ministry of Interior in Israel and later convinced the management of the tour company to recruit prospective travelers for her to secure visas for them at an agreed fee of $4,000 per passenger.

She further introduced one Henry Hanson Hall, a former Ghanaian Ambassador to Israel as her partner who was very influential in securing visas from the Israeli Embassy because according to Lois, Mr. Hanson was the one who lobbied for the new Israeli embassy to be re-opened in Ghana after 38 years of closure.

Based on Lois’ submissions, the management of Don-Markus Travel and Tours subsequently run television and radio adverts from March to May 2019 on Adom TV, Adom FM, HSTV, Asempa FM amongst other networks to create awareness for the intended travel to Israel.

The travel and tour company was able to recruit a substantial number of travelers for the GTV presenter and consequently paid monies amounting to $62,100 into the personal accounts Lois Acquah.

Executive Director in Charge of Operations at Don-Markus Travel & Tours, Mr. Ebenezer Okang said after receiving payment in her account, Lois requested to meet all the applicants in front of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation for an orientation before their departure date which was scheduled for 18th May 2019.

But in a statement signed by the Director of Corporate Affairs, Mamle Asare, said Lois Acquah is not a staff of GBC and for that matter GTV.

The Corporation however, admits that she hosted a privately produced program “The Holy, Land Revealed Show” which she paid air time for.

The contract for “The Holy Land Revealed Show” according to the Corporation expired eight months ago and has not been renewed.

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