Director of Communications of the United Kingdom chapter of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP-UK), Mr. Nana Kwaku Ansah has descended heavily on the two Citi TV/FM journalists who were recently arrested by operatives from the National Security Ministry, describing them as “criminals”.
Mr. Ansah, who himself is a media personnel and General Manager of Naspa FM in UK made the ‘detasteful’ comment against the journalists, Caleb Kudah and Zoe Abu-Baidoo in a facebook post GhanaVanguard.com sighted on his wall.
He accused Caleb of trying to court public sympathy for himself by “playing the tribal card” when he [Caleb] revealed on ‘The Point of View’ program on Citi TV that he had to denounce his Ewe ethnicity to escape more beatings.
“These (sic) two journalists are just criminals and want to play tribal for public sympathy…..,” the former Sport Broadcaster with Nkawkwa-based Obuoba FM wrote on facebook.
On Tuesday, May 11, 2021, Caleb Kudah was arrested and severely assaulted by national security operatives. This was after he was caught filming within the premises of the National Security Secretariat.
Within an hour of Mr. Kudah’s arrest, about seven armed operatives stormed the premises of Citi FM/TV in three pickup vehicles to arrest Kudah’s colleague female journalist, Ms. Zoe Abu-Baidoo for receiving files from Mr. Kudah.
The two journalists have been released on the same day of their arrest.
Meanwhile, the National Security Ministry says it has taken the assault claims made by Mr. Kudah serious and would launch investigation into the claims.