National Security director, Lt. Col Agyeman withdrawn over Caleb Kudah's case

National Security director, Lt. Col Agyeman withdrawn over Caleb Kudah's case

- Lt. Colonel Frank Agyeman has been withdrawn from the National Security

- This comes after investigations established that he was involved in the assault of CitiNews' Caleb Kudah

- He is therefore expected to report to the Chief of Defense Staff for appropriate action

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The Ministry of National Security has taken some steps to deal with some of its operatives who were mentioned in the Caleb Kudah case.

The National Security has established in its investigations that the arrest and assault of Citi News’ journalist by the Director of Operations at the National Security, Lieutenant Colonel Frank Agyeman, violated the Ministry’s operating standards.

In a report filed by CitiNews, the security outfit has therefore decided to withdraw Lt. Colonel Frank Agyeman from the National Security.

National Security director, Lt. Col Agyeman withdrawn over Caleb Kudah's case
National Security director, Lt. Col Agyeman withdrawn over Caleb Kudah's case
Source: UGC
“The secondment of Lieutenant Colonel Frank Agyeman (Director of Operations) at the Ministry has been reversed," the Ministry said in a statement.

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Lt Col Agyeman is to report to the Chief of Defence Staff for further investigations and appropriate action.

On Tuesday, May 14, 2021, Caleb Kudah was arrested by the National Security operatives for filming some grounded MASLOC vehicles parked at the premises despite the no photography directive.

In an attempt to arrest Zoe Abu- Baidoo Addo, who Caleb had reportedly sent some of the files he captured at the Ministry to, they raided the premises of Citi FM with guns, causing fear and panic.

Luckily for Zoe, the management of Citi FM/Citi TV prevented the operatives from taking her away and was subsequently escorted to their office where she was interrogated and left to go.

Caleb Kudah opened up for the first time about the horrific experience he went through in the hands of the National Security operatives.

Narrating his traumatic ordeal, he said he was detained and interrogated for several hours amidst torture and maltreatment.

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Caleb said he was pushed down to sit, was butted in the groin area, and was slapped from the back while trying to appeal to them that they had beaten him enough.

In a related development, the Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Samuel Nartey George, has called out President Akufo-Addo over his lack of political will to make structural changes to some state institutions.

According to him, Akufo-Addo's failure to implement recommendations of the Short Commission shows his lack of commitment to clean up the National Security, a Citi News report stated.

Sam George also happened to have suffered at the hands of the operatives of the National Security during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election violence.

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