Family members and friends of alleged accomplices in a cocaine trafficking case on 8th December, 2014, assaulted a reporter of state-owned Ghanaian Times newspaper, Edem Mensah.
The newspaper on December 9, reported that Mensah was assaulted when he attempted to take photographs of the accused outside the courtroom, moments after proceedings ended.
The newspaper said the friends and family members of the accused persons – Alhaji Dawood, Nana Akua Amponsah, Sadalia Sandra Nuhu – pushed, heckled the reporter and destroyed his camera.
They then subjected the reporter to what the newspaper described as “severe beatings” which resulted in the tearing up of his trousers.
“He was rescued by a policeman, while his attackers insisted that the pictures of the accused should be deleted from the camera”, the newspaper added.
A case of assault has since been lodged with the Ministries Police Station.