Accra FM Journalist Slams Police For Invading Their Office Over AFCON Coverage
The host of Drive Time on Accra FM, Kwesi Owusu Acquah, has condemned the rambo-style invasion of the company by some 20 police personnel, to arrest journalists of the station.
Mr. Owusu Aquah, popularly known as Doctor Kay, described the actions of the officers as unprofessional.
Some police personnel accompanied by staff of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), stormed the premises of Class Media Group, the mother company of Accra FM, to demand a permit the company was using to broadcast the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) games.
But things quickly escalated when journalists working for the station demanded that the police provide identification.
Narrating the incident to Citi News, Host of Drive Time at Accra FM, Kwesi Owusu Acquah, said the officers took offense and called for reinforcement to have the journalists arrested for daring to question them.
“One of our news anchors, Nana Ama Agyarko, saw the need to question the regalia of the police officer. The guy brought out an ID card. Showing the ID card, he covered his face and name on the ID card. My colleague Nana Ama was surprised and questioned his actions.”
“The Police officer got furious at the lady’s actions and called for reinforcement. The policemen who came in were more than 20, some of them even tried to break into our studio.”
He bemoaned the violence meted out to the journalists by the police.
“It’s about time they put a stop to it,” he added.