The police have denied media reports that the BBC correspondent in Ghana Thomas Naadi and his cameraman were arrested on Wednesday (21 September) at a gathering in Accra.
The police in a statement issued on Wednesday said the reports are erroneous, describing it as “false and should be disregarded.”
The police had to quell a planned demonstration towards the Jubilee House – the seat of government – on Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day, after arresting 49 protesters.
The protesters are demanding a range of reforms, including a reduction in the cost of living, an end to corruption, and improved governance.
“The facts are that in dispersing the illegal demonstrators, a group of them were picked up and sent to the police station,” the police statement said, adding that, “during their screening process two persons identified themselves as journalists and were immediately allowed to go.”
“While we assure the public of our commitment to work with all stakeholders in our quest to ensure security law and order, we want to urge all the other stakeholders to be circumspect in the discharge of their responsibilities since they have implications for the image and reputation of other stakeholders,” the statement added.
Below is the full statement:
Source: Daily Mail GH