Famous blogger Samuel Dortey Kumah, also referred to as Sammy Kay in the entertainment industry, is in hot water after being detained and turned over to the Ghana Police Service’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
The blogger is in police detention for allegedly uploading sexually explicit content and illegally using photos of Cyber Security Authority (CSA) staff, according to a statement released by the CSA on November 16, 2023.
“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,” parts of the statement available to GhanaWeb read.
The statement further cautioned the general public on the publication of obscene materials, saying, “We wish to categorically state that the tagging of the images to this explicit material is a misrepresentation and of criminal attribution.
“The CSA dissociates itself from the same and admonishes the general public to disregard any such potential criminal misrepresentation.”
CSA, in conclusion, affirmed its dedication to fulfilling its mission, working in conjunction with various security sector agencies to protect the digital ecosystem and guarantee the digital safety of the Ghanaian populace.
It said: “The CSA 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.”
What exactly did Sammy Kay circulate?
While the statement did not explicitly describe the images Sammy Kay shared, checks on his social media platforms revealed that the blogger had issued an apology, which was accompanied by a photo of a gentleman in a white T-shirt with the inscription “National Cyber Security Awareness Programme.”
His apology shared on November 15, 2023, at 9.42 am read: “Upon further investigations, we found out this picture above is not the same person in the video circulating yesterday on Twitter.
“We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the post we initially made and we deeply regret our actions in pairing this picture with Abena Korkor’s picture.”
The Abena Korkor factor
On November 15, a sexually explicit video circulated online, gaining traction on Twitter. The video featured a naked man engaging in explicit activities, accompanied by an unidentified woman in the top right corner also participating, suggesting a remote engagement in intimate activities.
Some Twitter users, lacking concrete evidence, speculated that Abena Korkor was responsible for the video’s release, referencing a previous threat she made after her own intimate video surfaced. Abena had vowed to release adult content involving two individuals whom she accused of leaking her video.
In response to the controversy and condemnation surrounding the featured individual and the related image, musician, satirist, and politician Kwame Asare Obeng (A Plus) vehemently denied the claim that the two individuals were the same person.
“I don’t know if he has undergone cosmetic surgery recently because the person in the viral video and my friend are two totally different people,” his post read.