Popular television sitcom series, Professor Johnbull, powered by telecommunications giant, Globacom, in this week’s episode titled Trumpet Blowers, sounds a note of caution to prospective whistle blowers, charging them to eschew misinformation which may put a wrench in the works of the otherwise noble and patriotic means of recovering looted public funds.
While warning that the process should never be regarded as a money-making venture, Professor Johnbull, opines that prospective whistle blowers must be mindful of the stock of information relayed to the authorities as plying deliberate falsehood attracts stiff punishment from the law. “Be discerning and blow whistle with genuine interest”, he cautions.
Nollywood legend, Kanayo O. Kanayo who is the star character in the series, attempts a clear definition of the concept tagged whistle-blowing and posits that the concept should neither be used as an instrument for settling personal scores nor peddling unsubstantiated lies about those who have held political or public offices as the fact that a politician or a government official lives a privileged lifestyle does not necessarily connote that such an individual has pilfered from the public till.
Viewers will be convinced through the episode that not all Ghana Must Go bag contains looted funds as they watch how the noble concept of whistle-blowing almost got misapplied by the trio of Samson (Ogus Baba), Nje (Angela Okorie) and Jeroboam, aka Boam (Osita Iheme), who, on the strength of the quest to gain personal financial gratification ended up blowing a false whistle.
The episode shows on Sunday on DSTV Africa Magic Family and GOTV Channel 2 at 6.00pm., with repeat broadcast on Thursday at 9.30 p.m. on the cable TV channels and on NTA Network, NTA International on DSTV channel 251 and NTA on StarTimes at 8.30 p.m. on Tuesday and Friday as well as Anambra Broadcasting Service at 8.30 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday.