Monday 11th June, 2012
Ho, June 10, GNA - Police in Ho on Sunday allegedly assaulted Mr Victor Kwawukume, a journalist working for the Daily Graphic, and also Volta Regional Chairman of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), for the pictorial coverage of a police operation at Anlokordzi, a suburb of Ho, which turned chaotic.
Atsu Mensah, a Senior High School student was reported to have been shot and killed, resulting in backlash by some youth against the police.
Mr Kwawukume briefing the GNA on his ordeal said he was at the scene taking notes and pictures as the police arrested people and beat suspects with truncheons and gun buts.
He said as he went about his duties, the police rushed on him and assaulted him severally on the face and head.
Mr Kwawukume said though he identified himself as a media personnel, the police pounced on him, until his friend, another policeman, saved him from the brutalities being meted to him.
The Daily Graphic reporter said the police seized his camera, and asked him to come for it at the Ho Municipal Police Station.
He said he later went to the Station with some journalists and he was ordered to delete all the pictures he took.