The Christian Council of Ghana (CCG), says it has taken a keen interest in the physical assault on Citi FM and Citi TV Journalist, Caleb Kudah, and the invasion of the station’s premises by National Security operatives.
Last Tuesday, Mr. Kudah was arrested by National Security personnel for filming abandoned vehicles at their premises and was subsequently assaulted during interrogation.
The operatives also raided the premises of Citi FM and Citi TV to pick up a colleague journalist, Zoe Abu Baidoo-Addo, who had received the files captured by Mr. Kudah on her phone.
Management of the media house formally notified the Christian council on the matter after invoking the jurisdiction of the National Media Commission NMC, to probe the matter.
General Secretary of the Christian Council, Dr. Cyril Fayose, said such actions by security personnel are unacceptable.
“We have a very serious interest in this particular case because it affects all of us, and we are going to follow it through. We are also going to make a public statement on it. Wrong is wrong, and right is right. Right must be promoted, not the wrong. So we are in this struggle with Citi FM and Citi TV.”
“It is a struggle for all of us to do the right thing. Even in advanced countries where the security apparatus still treat some of its citizens very poorly and in a very indecent manner, I think we should do everything within our powers, so it is not replicated in our country. So we are with you and wish you the very best as we engage in this advocacy.”
On the issue of National Security harassing citizens, the Ashanti Regional Coordinator DCOP Opare have had his share of the state sponsored terror on him when Hun wielding men stormed his office in Kumasi to forcefully kick him out of office.
Government is yet to official react to these disturbing issues.