Journalist brutality NPP MP defends soldiers for manhandling journalist

The NPP Member of Parliament for Nkoranza North Major (rtd) Derrick Oduro said the soldiers may have genuine reasons why they manhandled him.

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The Deputy Defence Minister-nominee Major Derick Oduro has said that there may be justifiable reasons why some soldiers allegedly brutalised a freelance journalist during the Independence Day parade.

In an interview with Accra-based Starr FM, the NPP Member of Parliament for Nkoranza North said the soldiers may have genuine reasons why they manhandled him.

“There are some areas and zones where pictures are not supposed to be taken.  If the person was assaulted wrong, it is wrong but something might have prompted the action. At times, we blow issues out of proportion."

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“Many are concocting stories and we will need to investigate them. How can Kendrick be alive if he was beaten for 40 minutes? The victim has a mouth to talk. I do not think he was beaten for 40 minutes,” he added.

A freelance journalist Kendrick Offei Ansah, four soldiers commanded him to follow them to the Osu castle barracks after he attempted to video them assaulting a civilian at the beach located behind the Black Star square.

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He continued that the soldiers ordered him to crash his iPhone with a stone after which about ten of them manhandled him while others watched on, at the castle barracks.

Even though he has reported the case at the Osu police station, the military men have failed to respond to the police request to write their statement on the issue.

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