By: Ewoenam Kpodo | Voltaonlinegh |
The Volta Regional branch of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) has condemned what it termed “a barbaric attack” on Adom TV correspondent in the Oti Region, Obrempongba Kwame Owusu.
The Constituency Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Nkwanta South in the Oti Region, Prince Succeed Fiagadzi last Saturday during the party’s Parliamentary primaries, launched an unprovoked attack on Mr. Owusu.
The reporter narrating the assault on him to Voltaonlinegh, said about 5:45 pm at Kyabobo Game Centre, from where he was covering the primaries, a commotion ensued between supporters of the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) who still retained his candidature, Geoffery Kini and the contender, Richard Manuribe.
He said he got closer to capture the scene and this caused the Constituency Secretary to pounce on him, giving him heavy slap and going to the extent of damaging his camera which attracted police officers present at the centre to come to his rescue.
Mr. Owusu has since reported the case to the Nkwanta Police and issued medical form to go for treatment from the St Joseph Hospital.
This conduct of Mr. Fiagadzi according to a release issued by GJA-Volta on Tuesday was a demonstration of “no sense of civilization on the ground.”
It commended the police for the swift action in arresting the aggressor and starting investigation processes for the appropriate action to be taken against him while assuring members and all law abiding citizens that it would “pursue the matter to its fullest degree.”
The release wished the victim a speedy recovery and advised “all members and practitioners to stay away from functions organised by the NDC in that constituency until the branch apologises for the obnoxious conduct of the Constituency Secretary