General News of Monday, 25 March 2019
Staff members of Graphic Communications Group (GCGL) Limited last Friday commiserated with the New Times Corporation (NTC) following the assault of three of the corporation’s journalists on March 14, 2019, by about 10 policemen.
Mr Malik Sullemana, Mrs Raissa Sambou Ebu and Mr Salifu Abdul-Rahaman, were assaulted and heckled for engaging Sergeant Ebenezer Akrofi for jumping red light and subsequently running his unregistered motorcycle into their official assignment vehicle breaking its bumper, mirror and windscreen.
The GCGL assured management of NTC of their resolve to support the cause of fighting for justice for the victims- Sullemana and Sambou both reporters and Abdul-Rahaman, a Senior Assistant Editor.
Mr K.K. Inkoom, acting Editor of Daily Graphic who led a high powered delegation of editors and senior reporters said: “we would continue to stoke the fire until justice is served.”
He observed that in the past journalists only talked about brutalities meted to them and “let it go” and advised management of NTC to pursue justice for the victims.
Mr Inkoom urged the corporation to be steadfast, co-operate with the police and insist that the right thing is done.
The acting Managing Director of NTC, Mr Martin Adu-Owusu, thanked GCGL for commiserating with the NTC, adding that they were the first to visit the corporation since the incident occurred a week ago.
He said management had written to the Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah who also engaged the Minister of the Interior, Mr Ambrose Derry.
Mr Adu-Owusu told the visitors some of whom were former employees of NTC that the outcome of correspondences would determine the next line of action.
Editor of the Ghanaian Times, Mr David Agbenu, said he was happy about the steps taken by the police to resolve the matter.
He said the Inspector General of Police (IGP), David Asante-Apeatu invited him last Friday and assured that justice would be served.
At a meeting on March 19, management of NTC vowed to seek justice for its employees.
The assault on the journalists had generated huge public outrage calling into question, the professionalism of some personnel of the Ghana Police Service.