After the assault on three Ghanaian Times Newspaper reporters by a police officer which occurred on Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Accra, the Ghana Journalist Association (GJA) has condemned the action of the police officer and called on the Police Administration to undertake swift investigations into the incident.
The assault followed a traffic offence and an accident involving a police officer who was using an unregistered motorcycle and the official Ghanaian Times vehicle, which was conveying the journalists to their various assignment venues.
The journalists trying to record the accident and also the ensuing exchanges between their driver and the police motor rider were pounced on and assaulted physically by the police officer.
According to media reports, one of the reporters, Raissa Sambo is said to be on admission at the Ridge Hospital after she was reportedly assaulted by police officer.
The other two reporters, Mr Salifu Abdul Rahman who was also brutalized was sent to the hospital for treatment. While Mr Sullemana, who received a chunk of the assault was locked up at the Ministries Police Station but was later released.
The Ghana Journalist Association (GJA) in a statement called for a swift investigation into the matter it described as “barbaric.”
Below is the full statement:
Assault On Ghanaian Times Reporters By Police Is Barbaric