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National Security ends probe into ‘assault’ on Citi FM journalist

The Ministry of National Security says it has completed its investigations into the assault on broadcast journalist, Caleb Kudah, who works with Omni Media Limited-owned Citi FM and Citi TV.

The National Security Ministry said Caleb’s entry into the security premises was unlawful and they also faulted their operatives for misconduct.

A statement released on Thursday, May 20, 2021, signed by the sector minister, Albert Kan Dapaah, indicated that the conduct of Lieutenant Colonel Frank Agyeman and some police officers on the said day was “inappropriate and contravened the Ministry’s standard operating procedures”.

“The Committee also established that the journalists’ unauthorized entry into the premises of the Ministry of National Security was unlawful.”

To prevent future reoccurrence, the Ministry has reversed the secondment of Lt Col. Agyeman as Director of Operations.

Also, the three police officers serving as operatives have been withdrawn.

Lt. Col. Agyeman is, therefore, to report to the Chief of Defense Staff for further investigation and appropriate action while the police officers are to report to the Ghana Police Service for investigations and disciplinary action.

“The Ministry of National Security wishes to assure the general public and particularly all media practitioners that the Ministry will expeditiously investigate any complaints against any personnel of its agencies.

“The tenets of National Security in Ghana should be based on a Whole-of-Government and a Whole-of-Society approach and cooperation from all well-meaning Ghanaians,” the statement stated.

By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Originalfmonline.com | Ghana

 

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