NHIA to pay GHC 7,500 for assaulting journalist

The orders were made in a civil suit brought against the NHIA's Ablekuma Sub-Metro, Israel Quarme Ayer and Richjoyce N. Armah, both workers of the sub-metro, by Adom FM's Afia Pokua, Shardrack Assan and Samuel Sefa.


The three workers of Adom FM were assaulted by the Manager of the National Health Insurance Scheme at Ablekuma in Accra.

This was after one of the reporters, Nana Sefa, had gone to the NHIA to report on the complaints of persons who had been queuing since 3am to go through biometric registration.

Counsel for the plaintiffs, Samson Lardy Anyenini subsequently filed a suit against the Authority on September 11, 2014.

On Monday, July 27, 2016, the court, presided over by Justice A.M.Domakyaareh (Mrs.) ordered the respondents to jointly render an unqualified apology in writing to the three within fourteen (14) days from the day of judgement and cause same to be published in any daily newspaper of national circulation, giving it special prominence.


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