Jos Garneo Cephas, a reporter with Daily Guide, a privately-owned Accra-based newspaper was reportedly assaulted at a magistrate court in Accra for photographing five military personnel standing trial for murder.
Cephas said his assailants, two security personnel and ten other persons believed to be family members of the suspects, assaulted him after unsuccessful attempt at seizing his camera.
On seeing him take the shots, his assailants rained blows on him and tore his shirt. He was saved from further attack by a lawyer who whisked him away in a taxi cab. “After my escape, I was sick for days and had to seek medical attention”. He said.