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ghana JOURNALIST BRUTALISED ON ALLEGED ORDERS OF POLITICIAN

Posted : 09:47 PM Sep 17,2018 by ICPFJ
Serial Number : icpfj000154346
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ghana JOURNALIST BRUTALISED ON ALLEGED ORDERS OF POLITICIAN

Attacked senior reporter ghana news Agency


 Ghana: safe journalsit 

Aug 29.2018

Thugs believed to have been hired by a politican, Hassan Ayariga, have attacked a senior reporter with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Bawku, in the Upper East Region of Ghana.

Having invited the reporter, Jerry Azanduna, to a supposed press conference to be addressed by Mr. Ayariga on August 27, 2018, the thugs, numbering five, offered to take the journalist to the conference venue in their car, according to a story published by the GNA.

Instead, Azanduna was driven to the house of Ayariga and assaulted, allegedly, on the orders of the politician who questioned the journalist over a recent story he had written about him (Ayariga).

The GNA reported Azanduna was severely beaten while an armed policeman stood by unconcerned. The journalist suffered bruises all over his body, including both eyes. He is reported to be responding to treatment at the Bawku Presbyterian Hospital, after being issued with a police medical form.

Meanwhile, Ayariga, who has reportedly spurned an opportunity to react to the “offending” publication, after calling the GNA to protest against it, has refused to comment on the assault and his alleged involvement.

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