IGP and Attorney-General sued over assault on journalist

IGP and Attorney-General sued over assault on journalist

Information available to YEN.com.gh suggests that the Attorney-General, Gloria Akuffo and the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), David Asante Appeatu, have been sued over the assault of a journalist, Latiff Iddrisu.

According to a Graphic.com.gh report, police officers assaulted Iddrisu at the headquarters of the Ghana Police Service, on March 27, 2018.

In a suit filed at the Accra High Court by their counsel, Samson Lardy Anyenini, the media organisation and Iddrisu are seeking GH¢10 million in compensatory damages, GH¢10,209 in special damages, an order for exemplary, aggravated and general damages, as well as costs, including legal fees.

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Latif Iddrisu Source: Graphic.com.gh
Source: UGC

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Among other reliefs, the plaintiffs are also seeking declarations that officers of the Ghana Police Service committed torts and battery and false imprisonment against Iddrisu.

They also want a declaration that the defendants are “liable for the acts of officers of the Ghana Police Service”.

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