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General News of Tuesday, 10 July 2018


Joy News' Latif stalling investigations into alleged assault – Police

The Police Administration says investigations into the alleged assault of Joy News reporter, Latif Iddrisu, have stalled because the victim is yet to help identify the alleged culprits.

A statement signed and issued Tuesday by the Director General of Police Public Affiars, ACP David Eklu said the victim is also yet to present witnesses to assist in investigations as well as return the police medical report form which was issued to him when he lodged the complaint.

The statement comes on the back of a threat by the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) to boycott a forum scheduled for Wednesday to foster media-police relations as a result of the police’s inability to find the officers who allegedly assaulted Mr Iddrisu.


Mr Iddrisu was allegedly assaulted by policemen in front of the CID headquarters when the Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho, was arrested.

Riot police were stationed at the CID headquarters to control a small crowd of NDC supporters who had come to the headquarters to show solidarity to their General Secretary.

According to Mr Iddrisu, the police attacked him when he had asked one of them a question to facilitate his report; leaving him with a fractured skull.

Below is the full statement from the police