Police Awaits official statement from assaulted Ghanaian Times reporters

The Police administration says it has begun investigations into the assault of three Ghanaian Times journalists by some police officers in Accra.

According to the Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, ACP David Eklu, his administration is waiting for the official statement from the assaulted journalists to quicken the process.

“We have commenced investigations into the assault but to make our work easier, we are still waiting for the statement from the reporters then we start the process because we cannot prosecute without any statement from third party,” he said on Accra based Neat FM monitored by Adomonline.com.

The affected journalists- Salifu Abdul Rahman and Raissa Sambou Ebu- were said to be travelling in their official vehicle to their various assigned venues when they decided to film an accident involving a police officer riding an unregistered motorcycle and the vehicle transporting the journalists at Kinbu in Accra.

The about 10 police officers, who were not happy that the journalists had tried to record the accident and the ensuing exchanges between their driver and the police motor rider, pounced on the journalists and physically assaulted them.

ACP Eklu said the police service is looking into the motor traffic accident allegedly committed by the police officer as well.

He said the suspect at the centre of the incident has been identified and a statement taken from him. He added that other parties have, however, failed to give their statement to the police.

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