Pascal KelvinKudiabor, an online reporter for privately-owned www.Ghanabusinessnews.com, was arrested by the police on July 16, 2012. His arrest was after Emmaland Cadero Resources, a Canadian-Ghanaian Mining Firm based in Ghana, accused him of spying on them. Kudiabor, an investigative reporter was detained for about three hours before being released on bail without charge.
Media Foundation for West Africa’s (MFWA) correspondent reported thatofficials of the Criminal InvestigationsDepartment (CID) picked-up the reporter at the company’s premises while he was waiting to get Emmaland Cadero Resources’ side of a story that he was investigating. The reporter had earlier visited a mining site belonging to the firm in the northern part of Ghana. This was his second visit to the office.
“He has had prior conversations with the company’s two public relationsofficials and the meetingwith the Managing Director today was scheduled. But while he was in the MD’s office waiting, officials from the CID headquarters in Accra came in and told him their boss has asked for him to come with them to the CID headquarters,” Emmanuel Dogbevi, Managing Editor of the online newspaper told MFWA. MFWA condemns Kudiabor’s arrest and demands full investigations into the matter without further delay.
For more information please contact:
Kwame Karikari (Prof)
Tel: 233-30-22 4 24 70
Fax: 233-302-22 10 84