In a surprising turn of events, Samuel Dortey Kumah, popularly known as Sammy Kay, a well-known celebrity blogger, has found himself entangled in legal troubles culminating in his arrest and subsequent handover to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service.
The Cyber Security Authority (CSA) issued a statement on November 16, 2023, shedding light on the allegations against Sammy Kay. According to the statement, the blogger stands accused of publishing sexually explicit material and the unauthorized use of images belonging to the Cyber Security Authority.
Quoting the statement, it was revealed that “Samuel Dortey Kumah, owner of Sammykaymedia, stands accused of circulating sexually explicit content and misusing images of Cyber Security Authority officials. Consequently, he has been apprehended and transferred to the CID.”
Underlining the severity of the situation, the Cyber Security Authority cautioned against the dissemination of explicit content and clarified their disassociation from such material. They urged the public to disregard any potentially criminal misrepresentation.
The CSA reaffirmed its commitment to its mission, emphasizing collaboration with various security agencies to safeguard Ghana’s digital landscape and ensure the digital well-being of its citizens.
While the specific details of Sammy Kay’s alleged circulated content weren’t explicitly outlined in the statement, investigations into his social media platforms revealed an apology post. This post, shared on November 15, 2023, acknowledged a mismatch between the photo he shared and the individual depicted in the controversial video circulating online.
Interestingly, on the same day, controversial media figure and independent parliamentary candidate for the Gomoa Central constituency, A Plus, took to his social media platforms, asserting that the disseminated videos did not feature the deputy director of the cybercrime unit. This revelation adds another layer of complexity to the unfolding controversy surrounding Sammy Kay’s arrest.