Media personality Ahmed Isah has appeared in a recording hitting his interviewee accused of setting her brother’s daughter on fire over an allegation that the girl was a witch.
Isah, known as Ordinary President, was captured in a new BBC Africa Eye documentary slapping a woman at least twice on set.
Popular in Abuja, Isah has gained a reputation for helping ordinary people get justice via his radio and television shows. He is the host of a programme Brekete Family which airs on Human Rights Radio 101.1 in Abuja and streams online via social media platforms.
The programme offers ordinary citizens the opportunity to tell their stories bordering on the injustice they have experienced.
The BBC documentary carried out by Peter Nkanga x-rays the programme and how Isah uses it to help ordinary citizens to get justice; he also helps solicit funds for victims when necessary.
In the documentary making the rounds on social media, the activist is seen slapping a woman after she held back from answering his questions.
Isah asked how she confirmed the girl was a witch. “Nobody…I don’t know what came over me. Please, I’m begging for forgiveness,” she said.
“Tell me what happened, I’ll give you one last chance”, Isah said. “I don’t know what happened,” the woman replied.
Few seconds later, he slapped her.
His method has generated diverse reactions from Nigerians on social media.