We are investigating attack on 3 journalists by policemen- Police administration

We are investigating attack on 3 journalists by policemen- Police administration

The Police administration says it has commenced investigations into the assault of three Ghanaian Times journalists by some police officers in Accra.

It said the police service is looking into the motor traffic accident allegedly committed by the police officer as well.

Speaking on Citi FMs Eyewitness News, the Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service ,ACP David Eklu, said that the matter has come to the attention of the police and they have been working on it since Thursday, March 14, 2019.

We are investigating attack on 3 journalists by policemen- Police administration

Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service ,ACP David Eklu Source: GettyImages
Source: UGC

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ACP Eklu said the suspect at the centre of the incident has been identified and a statement has been taken from him as well as other police officers and non-officers who were at the scene at the time of the incident.

“The Police officer has been identified and has given his statement. The other police officers who witnessed this thing have also given their statement. There were other non-police officers who have also given their statements. Because of the pain that the two journalists suffered, we have given them time to go and seek medical attention after that they will give their statements then we can continue with the investigations,” he said.

ACP Eklu said the officer was still at post and had not been arrested yet, noting that a decision on what must be done to the officer will be taken next week.

“A decision has not been taken on that aspect [interdiction of the officer] yet…I believe by next week we should be able to get to the next step in respect of this investigation,” he said.

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