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VIDEO: Fomer BBC journalist now drug addict vows to expose drug lords as he launches book

A former BBC journalist who is now a drug addict has disclosed that he is writing a book – an autobiography – that will highlight the highs and lows in his life.

According to him, the book will be titled ‘Candy Wine’ will capture his grace to grass story: how he rose to become a BBC journalist; how he made a lot of money through drug trafficking; how he was busted; how he became a drug addict himself among others.

“I am on my book and God willing before the end of the year, I will be out and launch it…It is about my life; from my school days right up to BBC. The greater part is when I made money through the devil’s prompting and thought the whole world belonged to me. But at the end of the day nothing evil comes cheap,” he told SVTV Africa recently monitored by

Mr. Odonkor reveals that he so writing the book for posterity; so as to positively inspire people and warn against excesses that can be damaging to them.

“So I am writing this book for posterity; that anybody who reads it will realize that easy go, easy come. And you may not be even lucky to lose your money, you will be lucky your life ends up intact,” he stressed.

Speaking on his addiction, Mr. Odonkor noted that even though he has made strides, he is not out of the woods yet and gets relapses from time to time.

He criticized fake rehabilitation centres that take advantage of addicts to extort money from them, insisting that he will only go for rehabilitation if he is sure of the genuineness of the services offered at the centre.

Mr. Odonkor made waves in 2017 when it came to light that he had worked as a BBC journalist, made loads of dollars and but lost it all and became destitute.


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