A broadcast Journalist with Akyemansa FM a local radio station in Akyem Oda in the Eastern region own by Ghana’s Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has been allegedly assaulted by some military personnel for filming a joint security operation on the streets of Akyem Oda.
According to the Morning Talk show host -Nicholas Morkah, the incident occurred when he was en route to an event and came across a large crowd gathered in front of the Akim Oda Post Office in the Birim Central Municipality.
Apparently, the Military and CEPS officers were conducting an operation to seize approximately 16 cars, primarily taxis that had entered the country without proper documentation, often referred to as “Togo Cars”.
As a journalist, he stopped to investigate.
To his dismay, five heavily armed military officers from the Achiase Jungle Warfare Training School quickly surrounded him and subjected him to physical assault.
In an attempt to document this alarming situation, Mr. Morkah used his phone to capture a video. When one of the officers noticed him filming, they aggressively accosted him.
Identifying himself as a journalist did not prevent the officers from assaulting him.
They then forcibly whisk him into their vehicle alongside the other individual suspect and drive them away from the scene.
Mr. Morkah said he is recovering from the “trauma, brutality, cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment”.