Thu, 23 May 2024 Headlines

Another Tamale journalist beaten while covering altercation between NPP supporters and police

Another Tamale journalist beaten while covering altercation between NPP supporters and police

The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) in the Northern Region has condemned the assault on Dokurugu Abubakar Ndeeya, a journalist with Tamale-based Zaa Multimedia.

The GJA urged the Northern Regional Police Command to swiftly apprehend the perpetrators and ensure they face legal repercussions.

"We pledge our unwavering commitment to liaising with the police authorities to ensure justice prevails in this matter," the Association declared.

It added, "The regional and national executives of the GJA reaffirm our steadfast dedication to safeguarding all journalists in the region, enabling them to discharge their constitutional duties without fear or intimidation. We also stress the importance of adhering to the highest ethical standards of our profession."

Mr. Yakubu Abdul-Majeed, GJA Chairman for the Northern Region, reported that the journalist was violently attacked on Thursday, May 16, 2024.

He indicated that Ndeeya was recording an altercation between some New Patriotic Party (NPP) supporters and a police officer when he was brutally assaulted by four individuals suspected to be NPP supporters.

"The despicable perpetrators of this crime were caught on camera, and the victim was fortunately rescued by bystanders at the scene," Abdul-Majeed stated.

He stressed, "The GJA Northern Region vehemently condemns these attacks in the strongest possible terms. It is profoundly disheartening and dispiriting that in our modern, civilized society, some still resort to such archaic and primitive acts of violence as a means of seeking redress. We implore all, especially those in positions of leadership and influence, to unreservedly denounce and reject such deplorable conduct."

Daniel Owusu
Daniel Owusu

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