GHOne NEWS CONDEMNS MOB ATTACK ON RAYNOLD DADZIE
The leadership of GHOne News strongly and unreservedly condemns a mob
attack on its cameraman based in Kumasi, Raynold Dadzie on Thursday, July
19, 2018, at Asawase Zongo.
The unfortunate incident happened during a violent protest by some residents
over the killing of seven suspected robbers by the Police Anti-Robbery team
at Manso-Nkwanta in the Ashanti Region.
Raynold Dadzie whom we understand was embedded with the police, was
attacked, beaten to pulp and his camera destroyed by a group of irate youth
known as Nima boys, who reportedly joined the demonstration from Accra.
The cameraman is currently in critical condition at the Manhyia hospital while
a single arrest has since not been made.
We believe this level of violence perpetrated against Journalists going about
their job is shocking not just to the station and the nation, but the civilized
world. We would like to state strongly that, we will not relent in our quest to seek
justice for Raynold by ensuring that his attackers are brought to book.
We call on civil society organizations such as the Ghana Journalists
Association, Media Foundation for West Africa and other well-meaning
Ghanaians to join and support us in this regard.
The act by the group constitutes a crime and an egregious breach of 1992
constitution which guarantees the freedom of the press. The wanton brutality
against Journalists is fast becoming a daily occurrence and definitely not a
confirmation of Ghana being the beacon of peace and democracy.
We demand immediate action from investigators and the Inspector General of
Police, David Asante-Apeatu, in ensuring that justice is not compromised in
Nana Aba Anamoah
Managing News Editor, GHOne TV.