- A reporter from Adom FM was slapped by a leading NPP member
- Hajia Fati has admitted to slapping the reporter
- The GJA is hinting of some court action
Ghana's media fraternity is very troubled and disturbed following the assault of a news reporter from Adom FM.
Ohemaa Sakyiwaa Ahwenepa was slapped at the NPP headquarters in Accra. It all happened when the reporter wanted to secure an interview with a fierce supporter of the party, Hajia Fati.
She is reported to have prevented the suspended second vice chairman of the party, Sammy Crabbe from picking forms to contest the party's chairmanship position at the upcoming National Delegates Congress.
Speaking to Joy FM, Hajia Fati admitted to slapping the journalist. According to her, the approach the Adom FM used in interviewing her was unacceptable and that she mistook her for an onion seller.
“I don’t know her, she didn’t approach me, she didn’t tell me anything. I only saw a flash on my face twice, the third time, I slapped her because I didn’t know who she was,” she told host Daniel Dadzie.
Recounting her experience, Ohemaa Sakyiwaa Ahwenepa explained how the distasteful experience with Hajia Fati went.
“I got closer to her. I wanted to interview her so I took my phone out. I wanted to take a picture and so as soon as she turned, she looked at my face and asked me why I was taking pictures of her. I didn’t utter a word. She punched my mouth, and she almost took the phone from me,” she narrated.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) has hinted of seeking justice from the courts over this issue. President of the Association, Affail Monney says he remains committed to ensuring that the Adom FM reporter gets the justice she so deserves.
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