- Former presidential staffer, Stan Dogbe has been caught on camera angrily preventing a Scottish journalist from questioning president Mahama over issues concerning gay rights
- The video, which has gone viral on social media has got Ghanaians divided on whether or not Stan Dogbe was justified to take such an action
President Mahama's visit to the Scottish Parliament turned much dramatic as the former head of the Flagstaff House Communication Bureau, Stan Dogbe was caught on camera preventing a Scottish journalist from questioning President Mahama on gay rights.
The journalist who reports for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is noted to have chanced on the President just on his way out to lunch after his rude welcome by a cross-section of Scottish legislators who condemned the president over the issues of gay rights violations and the abuse against minorities as women and children.
“Gay Ghanaians can be jailed because of their sexuality. Mr President [John Mahama] what do you say to those who criticize Ghana’s human rights threat?” the journalist asked.
In the video, Stan Dogbe who was with the president in the gallery of the Scottish Parliament house, ‘angrily’ shoved the journalist aside even though President Mahama appeared likely to answer the question.
Stan Dogbe after that, - ‘heavily checked’ the credential of the journalist before a Scottish police officer waded in to ‘calm’ the situation.
Meanwhile the news has since gone viral on social media as the actions by Stan Dogbe has been described as “unfortunate” although others also believe his attempt to prevent the president from answering the question was a “nice” approach.
Watch the video below as captured by peacefmonline.com