Assault On Journalist: Information Minister Visits Citi FM

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In the wake of an alleged assault on two journalists by the staff of the National Security, the Minister of Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has visited the Accra based Citi FM where the journalists work.

He paid the visit on Friday, May 14 to commiserate with the victims and assure them of further investigations into the matter.

“As a colleague and as a Minister for the sector, I came by this morning to pay you a visit and also to express to you the worry with which we receive the account on what transpired at the National Security.

“We were worried because it does not reflect how staff of a security agency should treat anybody, be the person a citizen, let alone a journalist.

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“If that person is under investigation, assisting an investigation or being suspected as having done something untoward like in this case, the suspicion of going contrary to the rules there, it still will not warrant that particular conduct as reported.”

Last Tuesday, National Security operatives detained Citi FM’s Caleb Kudah for allegedly filming on the premises of the National Security Ministry.

He was, however, released after questioning.

Addressing management of the Accra-based media house, the Minister called for patience on the matter and assured of further investigations.

Beyond that, the Minister urged management of the media house to take advantage of the newly established office of the Coordinated Mechanism for the Safety of Journalists for further investigations on the matter.

Management used the opportunity to thank him for the show of support.

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