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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Journalist brutalized at NPP conference

Frank Agyekum, ex-president's spokesperson apologises for the bodyguards' actions
Frank Agyekum, ex-president's spokesperson apologises for the bodyguards' actions
A female journalist was brutalized by members of ex-president Kufuor’s security guard during the recent NPP special congress at the Trade Fair Centre in Acccra.

Efua Pokua, the Adom FM reporter, was heckled and dragged on the floor by the bodyguards when she tried to interview the ex-president at a conference held by the New Patriotic Party over the weekend.

Meanwhile, the ex-president’s spokesperson, Frank Agyekum, has expressed regret over the incident and apologized.

According to him, he did not witness the incident but was informed about it by some of the ex-president’s bodyguards. Hence, he approached the journalist in question and apologized to her.

“I was told by some of the ex-president’s bodyguards that a reporter had been brutalized by a man of their own…They showed me who she was, then I went up there and talked to her and I apologized”.

He, however, noted that even the security guards were not happy about how their colleague mistreated the journalist, adding, “I also believe that it’s not good for security people to manhandle journalists in such a manner”.

By: Dorcas Efe Mensah/myjoyonline.com/Ghana

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