Assault of 3 Ghanaian Times journalists: 3 cops interdicted

Three Police Officers involved in an alleged assault on three Ghanaian Times journalists have been interdicted by the Police Administration with immediate effect.

They are Inspector Isaac Opare of the Ministries Division Police, Sergeant Ebenezer Akrofi of the Accra Regional Police Headquarters, and Lance Corporal Evans Kofi Ntim of the Police Visibility, Accra.

The Director-General of the Police Public Affairs, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) David Eklu stated this in a press release issued and copied to the Ghanaian Times inAccra yesterday.

He said the Inspector General of Police(IGP),Mr David Asante-Apeatu has directed the immediate interdiction of the police officers for their involvement in an alleged assault on the journalists of the Ghanaian Times on  March 14, 2019 in Accra.

ACP Eklu said the IGP has further directed that the Accra Regional Crime Officer takes over the investigations of the case from the Ministries Police Station.

“He has also instructed the Commander of the Accra Central Motor Traffic Unit , to take over the motor traffic accident aspect of the case. Both are to submit their reports in one week,’’ he added.

The Director-General said the Police Professional and Standard Bureau has also be directed to look into the conduct of the police officers who were on duty at the Ministries Police when the incident was reported.

He said the public would be updated on the progress of Police action.

The three Ghanaian Times reporters were assaulted on Thursday, March 14, by about 10 Policemen and a Military man.

Malik Sullemana, Raissa Sambou Ebu, reporters and Mr Salifu Abdul- Rahama, Senior Assistant Editor of the Ghanaian Times were physically brutalised for engaging a policeman who had jumped traffic and broken the bumper and side mirror and windscreen of the Nissan Saloon car they were travelling on.

Raissa, who is a nursing mother who had recently had a caesarean section, was rushed to the Accra Regional Hospital after going unconscious as she was elbowed and punched in the tummy by one of the raging policemen.


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