- One of the two ModernGhana journalists who were arrested by National Security has denied being tortured
- He claimed that he was tasered, kicked and punched during detention
- He has however agreed to assist with investigations
One of the two ModernGhana journalists who were arrested, detained and allegedly tortured and assaulted by National Security operatives, Emmanuel Britwum, has denied ever suffering any torture or seeing his other colleague, Emmanuel Ajarfor Augri, tortured.
In a statement issued through his lawyer Debora Asabere-Ameyaw on Wednesday, 3 July 2019, Britwum said he was “neither tortured nor brutalised” in any way as alleged.
He however claimed that he was tasered, kicked and punched during his 48-hour detention.
Britwum’s statement issued by his lawyer said he “dissociates himself from allegations of misconduct being leveled in his name against the National Security” in connection with his “alleged unlawful arrest”.
He added that he would give the security agencies his full cooperation with the investigations.
The two editors were arrested on Thursday, June 27, following a raid on their office by the security operatives.
Ajarfor claimed their heads were covered with black polythene bags to prevent them from seeing anything while they were driven to an unknown location for grueling and torturing interrogation.
However, the National Security Council Secretariat denied reports making rounds in the media by a deputy editor of online news portal MordernGhana.com, Emmanuel Ajarfor Abugri, claiming that he was tortured and manhandled during his interrogation.
The National Security stressed that it was a deliberate attempt by the suspect to discredit the investigations and the case against him.
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