Chief News Editor of the Daily Guide Newspaper, A. R. Gomda has apologized to the Head of the Darul-Hadith Institute for Islamic Studies, Sheikh Anas Taufic Bakri, for ‘mistakenly’ accusing him of engaging in youth radicalization and incitement, in a publication dated May 20, 2020.
Mr. Gomda in the Monday, May 25, edition of the newspaper expressed regret for associating the families of the late Sheikh Taufic Bakri, the Ahlussuna and Shia community with terrorism by describing the publication as an “error” and “unintended”.
He therefore urged the general public to disregard the said publication.
“I hereby express an unqualified apology to the families of the late Shiekh Taufic of Kumasi, who is the father of Sheikh Anas Taufic Bakri, Head of the Darul-Hadith Institute for Islamic Studies in Kumasi, whose name was mentioned in a story I penned last week.
“The deceased, his son and others unintended association with terrorism as the story portrayed, was an error for which I personally take blame for” he said.
The statement also read that, “here is therefore to express regret for the the associated inconveniences suffered indirectly by the Shia and Ahlussunna leaderships and to ask that the untoward references be disregarded” .