Ghana is now a "police state" under Akufo-Addo - Minority Leader

Ghana is now a "police state" under Akufo-Addo - Minority Leader

- Haruna Iddrisu has decried the level of attacks against journalists in the country

- The Minority Leader says the Akufo-Addo administration has turned Ghana to a “police state”

- Government has been condemned for attacks on a Citi FM journalist

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The Minority Leader in Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu, says Ghana under the Akufo-Addo administration is now a “police state”.

Speaking to the media on the sides of the Eid celebrations in Accra, the Minority Leader lamented the alleged assault on a journalist from Citi FM by National Security operatives.

“Nana Addo Dankwah and his NPP government are reducing Ghana to a police state and that is not acceptable. The rights of journalists to film is to provide evidence of what they have seen and to report what is real and what is practical, what is wrong,” he fumed.

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Ghana is now a "police state" under Akufo-Addo - Minority Leader
Ghana is now a "police state" under Akufo-Addo - Minority Leader

A broadcast journalist with Citi FM/Citi TV, Caleb Kudah, has disclosed how he was physically assaulted after he was arrested by National Security operatives on Tuesday, May 11.

The host of Backpage on Citi TV was arrested for filming some abandoned cars procured by MASLOC that had been parked at the Ministry of National Security for several years.

Narrating his ordeal on The Point of View on Citi TV hosted by Bernard Avle, Kudah revealed that he was detained and interrogated for hours on Tuesday, May 11. The National Security operatives forced him into a chair, he began.

''They slapped me from the back. I was trying to appeal to them that they had beaten me enough, but they were just slapping me from the back,'' he said.

Following Kudah's arrest, the National Security operatives besieged Citi FM and Citi TV on Tuesday, May 11, in an attempt to arrest Zoe Abu-Baidoo Addo, who Kudah had sent some of the files he captured at the ministry via WhatsApp.

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The management of the Ghanaian media house, however, prevented the operatives from capturing Zoe and went along with her to the National Security Ministry where she was interrogated. Both Kudah and Zoe Abu-Baidoo were released later in the evening on Tuesday.

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