Newspapers_PixThe fact of the matter is that some newspapers must not be allowed to operate if they can’t write and publish their own stories. I am just 20 years and a writer who is trying as possible to keep my dreams alive and kicking where I use my leisure time to write articles and publish them on Ghanaian websites. Whiles passing by a newsstand?on Wednesday?when going to work, i saw a headline on a newspaper that resembled an article I wrote about Prophet TB Joshua. I then decided to go closer to read the story just to ascertain the truth whether it was mine. To my outmost surprise it was the same thing i wrote which was even unedited and publish same way. I then decided to check since it was published without my consent, whether my name will be added to the article but yet still my name was nowhere to be found near the article. Getting furious i bought the newspaper and left the stand.

i then decided to contact the owners of the paper through Facebook, which i did. But when i tried telling my mind the said editor became angry with me to the extent of insulting me. Below was the conversation i had with him on Facebook (Sorry for the grammatical errors, it was because i was angry then. But I present it the same way we chatted)
Akpah Prince( a message is sent to their facebook page before the reply)
hello manager of this page. my name is Akpah Prince, a columnist on?ghanaweb.com, i have seen your newspaper publishing my article “doctors can go to bed-TB Joshua to provide free anointing water to Ghanaians” without my consent or even acknowledging the writer of the article. i am therefore bringing your attention to that. please what do you have to say about this.
Conversation started?Wednesday
Otunba Dotun
This is the Publisher of ********** Magazine, I received your message and its unfortunate my people didnt credited the story to?you.am?not in d country at d moment but will definitely get back to you when i return. Once again do accept my sincere apology.
Akpah PrincepleAse i am being forced to take legal actions because it is paining me and for your information i am just 20years and i see this as a contribution to kill my dream. i might also be forced to place report the case for plagarism.
Akpah Prince
pleAse i am being forced to take legal actions because it is paining me and for your information i am just 20years and i see this as a contribution to kill my dream. i might also be forced to place report the case for plagarism. you can just use my property to make money whiles someone who suufered to put a story together is not even ……….
Otunba Dotun
Please don’t force me to use a harsh word on you. The noble thing is to apologise which I have done. So please restrain from talkin shit to me. Be careful
Akpah Prince
pleAse i am being forced to take legal actions because it is paining me and for your information i am just 20years and i see this as a contribution to kill my dream. i might also be forced to place report the case for plagarism. you can just use my property to make money whiles someone who suufered to put a story together is not even ……….
Otunba Dotun
You can go ahead with your so called legal actions but please stop sending me further threat cos it might backfired on you
Akpah Prince
oh! you want to use harsh words on me? thanks for that threat.
Otunba Dotun
Contribution to kill your dream .what yeye dream? Use your brain and desist from talkin rubbish to me as you re so STUPID not to understand d meaning of apology
Akpah Prince
i have a rubbish brain but you use my article to make money for yourself. thanks very much.
Otunba Dotun
IDIOT like you want to collect money even after I have apologised on behalf of my people for a copied stories online. Do you know how many papers dat has used our stories?
IDIOT is threatening in takin a legal action for usin an online article. What a moron! OLE
Akpah Prince
please lets stop the insults here. you are supposed to be mentoring me and this is how you want to make it look otherwise. i will forever be grateful.

Hmmmmmm, it surprised me to know that someone with the stupid and ‘yeye’ brain wrote an article which qualified which qualifies to be carried an a frontpage of a newspaper owner who is wiser to be making money. This is the same way people out there are destroying the dreams of young people who try to use their time for meaningful use.
I learnt according to the law it amounts to plagiarism. So i can sue him for stealing a property of mine, taking something which wasn’t his. Please advice me.
Thank You.

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