Ghana Alert: Journalists manhandled for reporting on missing musician

Benjamin Tetteh, an Eastern regional correspondent of privately-owned Accra-based radio station Joy FM and Daniel Nyorngmor, a reporter with state-owned GBC Radio were on July 8, 2014, attacked by some individuals believed to be friends of popular musician “Castro”.

The journalists had gone to the Peace Holiday Resort at Ada Foah, a town in the Eastern Region of Ghana, to report on the musician who is feared dead after going missing after a ride on a jetski on July 6. The two journalists were reportedly thrown out of the facility by some of the friends of the musician.

According to Tetteh, he was on his mobile phone filing a report to his radio station when he was ordered to end the call. When he failed to do so, they seized his phone and deleted pictures he had taken before giving it back to him.

Other journalists from GTV, UTV, Peace FM, Daily Graphic and the Daily Guide newspaper were also barred from entering the resort.

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