An international non-profit and non-governmental organization with the stated aim of safeguarding the right to freedom of information, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), has condemned the alleged assault on Caleb Kudah of Citi FM and Citi TV for filming within the National Security premises.
Mr. Caleb Kudah said he was slapped repeatedly by the national security operatives who arrested him on Tuesday, 11 May 2021 at the premises of the Ministry of National Security for secretly recording some alleged abandoned cars within the MASLOC yard.
“They pushed me and I sat on the chair”, he told Citi TV, adding: “They slapped me from the back”.
“I was trying to appeal to them that they had beaten me enough but they were just slapping me from the back”, he narrated.
According to him, “I’ll be talking to another one and someone will just come and slap me from the back.”
One of the security operatives, Caleb noted, kicked him in the groin.
The Ministry of National Security issued a statement signed by Chief Director Lt. Col. Ababio Serebour (Rtd), saying it “takes, with all seriousness, the allegations of manhandling” made by Mr. Kudah and Zoe Abu-Baidoo Addo during their interrogation by operatives of the outfit for taking videos of a no-photography zone.
Tweeting on Friday, 14 May 2021, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) described the incident as a “serious case”.
The group further assured the public that they will make sure that the investigations launched by the Ministry of National Security into the alleged assault of Citi FM reporter Caleb Kudah by some of its operatives after arresting the journalist in the act of secretly filming a no-photography zone while within the ministry is carried out effectively
By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Originalfmonline.com | Ghana