information ministry calls for a probe and charges…: A statement addressing an alleged assault on Abubakari Sadiq Gariba, a radio host from Tamale-based Dagbon FM, has been released by the Ministry of Information.
The two perpetrators of the attack must be investigated and brought to justice, according to a request made by the Ministry to the Ghana Police Service and other relevant organizations.
In order to stop similar instances from happening again, the Ministry highlighted the significance of prompt and firm action from law enforcement officials.
The victim claimed that he was attacked because he had criticized one of the assailants during a live radio broadcast on International Press Freedom Day.
Social media users have started sharing a video of the incident, which depicts the two unnamed attackers threatening and confronting the broadcaster. The attackers and Mr. Gariba eventually exited the studio.
Assaults on journalists are intolerable, and it is crucial to preserve Ghana’s reputation for preserving press freedom, the Ministry strongly denounced the attack.
The reports of a journalist being attacked at Tamale’s Dagbon FM have been observed with concern by the Ministry of Communication. The Ministry strongly condemns the incident and calls on the Ghana Police Service and other pertinent organizations to look into and bring charges against the offenders.
It is unacceptable to support attacks on journalists. To stop copycat actions and keep Ghana’s reputation for supporting press freedom, law enforcement must respond swiftly and severely, the Ministry of Information stated in a statement.