Citi News’ Caleb and Zoe testify before National Security committee probing assault, invasion

Citi FM/Citi TV has met the fact-finding committee set up by the National Security Ministry to investigate claims of assault and violation of rights against two of its journalists and the invasion of its premises in a rambo-style by heavily armed SWAT police officers and some operatives of the ministry.

The ministry announced on May 13 that it had initiated investigations into the matter.

Meanwhile, Citi FM on Monday officially petitioned the National Media Commission to investigate the May 11 raid on the station and the abuse of its journalists.

Caleb Kudah was arrested and detained on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, for taking pictures of some abandoned vehicles parked at the National Security Ministry.

After his release, his report of how he was brutalised and tortured by operatives of the Ministry while in their custody together with the Gestapo-style invasion of Citi FM/Citi TV by gun-wielding SWAT men to arrest Zoe Abu-Baidoo for receiving some photos from him while at the Ministry sparked public outrage.

Many organisations condemned the attack and called for reforms at the ministry.

The meeting was at the request and part of the internal investigations announced by the Ministry of National Security.

Mr. Kudah was at the Ministry to verify a claim by an official of MASLOC that all the cars had been given out, when he was arrested.

This was after Caleb Kudah had complained about the wastage of public funds on social media.

A team of heavily-armed SWAT police officers subsequently were dispatched to arrest  Citi News‘ Zoe Abu-Baidoo Addo at the premises of Citi FM/Citi TV.

This is because Caleb had forwarded some of the footage he captured to Zoe via WhatsApp.

Mr. Caleb Kudah in an interview with Bernard Avle on The Point Of View on Citi TV indicated that he was slapped several times by the security officers.

He also insisted that he was hit in the groin by one Lieutenant Colonel Agyeman.

 

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