Six Journalists on Tuesday were assaulted and prevented from covering the confirmation exercise by the bodyguards of the President’s nominee for the Atebubu-Amantin Municipality in the Bono East Region, Mr Edward Owusu.
Some police officers stationed at Atebubu were also involved in the assault and prevented the journalists from covering the confirmation exercise. Of Mr. Edward Owusu. The journalists have to flee for their lives.
The journalists; Mr Anas Sabit Joynews Regional correspondent, Mr Michael Tsatsu Citi News, Jerry Azanduna Ghana News Agency, Christine Ofori Kumah Adom TV, Frederick Antwi UTV and Appiah Kubi Brong Ahafo TV were allegedly harassed.
The supporters of the nominee attempted seizing cameras and gadgets from the reporters when they protested the plan to block them from entering the meeting hall to cover proceedings of the confirmation.
Mr Tsatsu, the Citi FM’s reporter was allegedly hooked on the neck by one of the boys identified as Mr Ubiadu Shaibu, the NPP Deputy Constituency Youth Organizer believe to be a supporter of the nominee and his camara taken from him.
According to reports the President nominee stormed out from the meeting and allegedly instructed the security personnel from the Ghana Police Service in Atebubu not to allow any media personnel inside to observe proceedings of the exercise.
The reporter added that the Bono East Regional Minister Mr Kwesi Adu Gyan and some confirmed MDCEs were present but the media could not gain access to any of them to intervene.