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Arrest of Citi FM journalists ‘crude, archaic, senseless’ – Sam George

 

 

 

The Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Mr Sam Nartey George, has described the arrest of Citi FM journalists Caleb Kudah and Zoe Abu-Baidoo as “crude, archaic and senseless.”

The lawmaker questioned why any public officer should be worried about videos of their public activity.

In his view, “the media has been complicit in the perpetuation of these shameless acts of intimidation and today it has come after them sadly”.

“No government, NDC or NPP, should actively be working to shut out voices of the citizenry”, he added.

 

 

In a Facebook post, Mr George said it is “simply unacceptable.”

Mr George’s comment comes hours after heavily armed police officers in five Pickups stormed the office of the Adabraka-based media house on Tuesday, 11 May 2021 to arrest female journalist Zoe Abu-Baidoo, for allegedly conspiring with her colleague, Caleb Kudah, to “secretly film” the compound of the Ministry of National Security.

Mr Kudah was arrested while filming the premises of the ministry, as he waited for someone he had gone there to visit.

He allegedly sent the videos to his female colleague who was in the office of the radio station at the time, prompting the war-style invasion of the media house by the armed police officers to effect the arrest of the female journalist.

 

 

Ms Abu-Baidoo was later released after questioning.

Mr Kudah has also been released after hours of interrogation.

 

 

 

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