Celebrated journalist Kwaku Sakyi-Addo has launched a scathing attack on the sharing of lifeless images of the dead musician Ebony on social media insisting the act is 'backward'.
The former BBC correspondent, who is now the board chairman of the National Communications Authority (NCA), angrily hit out at the perpetrator urging them to 'Grow up. Mature. Civilize!'.

Sakyi-Addo says the act of sharing gory images of of dead people which is now a fad in Ghana, will exacerbate the pain of the friends and families of those affected by the deaths.

Facebook and various WhatsApp platforms are awash with photos of the ‘Maame hwe’ singer and the two other victims of the gory road crash.

The insensitive images include the remains of the singer at the Bechem government hospital where they were taken to after the accident.

In a tweet on the development, the former Chief Executive Officer of the Telecom chamber said: “Why take such pleasure in hurting the sensibilities of families who’re already hurting? What’s your gain in their pain? Have you ever seen images of any of the victims of terrorism in London, Paris, Belgium or US? Come on, people, stop it. It’s backward. Grow up. Mature. Civilize!”

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Ebony, 20, died in a motor crash at Bechem in the Brong Ahafo region during the wee hours of Friday.

Two other occupants on board a Jeep with registration number AS 497—16 from Sunyani also died in the head-on collision.