By Henry Okonkwo
Rights activist and presenter of the radio show, Brekete Family, Ahmad Isah, has come under fierce backlash for hitting a woman during an interview covered by the BBC.
Isah, known as Ordinary President by his fans, trended on social media after a BBC Africa Eye documentary captured him assaulting a woman accused of setting her brother’s daughter on fire for alleged witchcraft.
The suspect reportedly tied the victim’s hand and legs, poured kerosene on her head and ignited a fire.
Isah asked how she confirmed the girl was a witch and the lady, who gave her name as Susan, kept saying that she didn’t know what came over her.
READ ALSO: Kidnapped UNIJOS professor, husband rescued
Isah after ending the interview, lost his cool and slapped her on live TV.
Nigerians took to Twitter and other social media platforms to condemn the action and accuse the Brekete anchor of taking laws into his hands.
Lilian Ogazi wrote, “Absolutely nothing justifies this! The height of unprofessionalism on all levels! A slap! I wonder how many of these we don’t see….. Human rights!… That’s raw assault on tape. And it’s wrong. Let’s say the truth!”
Jake Effoduh tweeted, “He has absolutely no right or authority to lay his hands on her.
“He assaulted her and has committed a crime, and did so on camera for us to see? This is beyond the messiah complex. This is anti-human rights.”