Ghana: Reporter Beaten and Detained by Police

Police officers at the Gomoa Ojobi district in the Central Region of Ghana beat and detained Seth Kofi Adjei, a correspondent of Adom FM and TV.

The incident occured on July 22, 2016 when Adjei went to the town to cover a news conference by the chief in the town.

Narrating his ordeal on Adom News Friday, Kofi Adjei said he had set out of the chief’s palace to take a camera shot of the town for Adom TV news when a Police Constable called Daniel Agbe approached him and queried him.

The police officer reportedly claimed the reporter had taken a shot of the police station; an allegation Adjei denied.

But Sergeant Agbe ignored his plea and with the help of his two colleagues, whose names were only given as BI Gyimah and Jake Adu subjected the Adjei to severe beatings.

Agbe reportedly used a key to scratch the journalist’s hand and slapped him while accusing him of filming the police station without their consent.

The officers after beating Adjei detained him for several hours until the chief of Gomoa Ojobi pleaded on his behalf.


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