• A portion of the video Caleb Kudah filmed at the premises of the National Security is in circulation
• National Security personnel had deleted the footage from Caleb and Zoe’s phones when they detained the journalists
• While it is unclear how the video leaked, Manasseh suggests the National Security is to blame
Manasseh Azure Awuni, has questioned the basis of National Security releasing a ‘sensitive’ video filmed by one Caleb Kudah, a journalist with Citi FM to Asaase Radio, a pro-NPP radio station.
According to the Investigative Journalist, the National Security claimed the content of the video the journalist filmed at their premises was so sensitive that Caleb who captured the video was arrested. A colleague Kudah sent those videos to was also arrested and had the content of the ‘sensitive’ video deleted from their phones including other personal contents.
Manasseh Azure Awuni in a post on his Facebook timeline asked, “If the content of the filming was so sensitive that both Caleb and Zoe had to be arrested and the content deleted from their phones, why would part of it be leaked to Asaase Radio?”
Manasseh Azure Awuni in his post averred that, he spotted the lapses in Citi FM’s approach to Caleb’s arrest on Tuesday, May 11, “but that does not cast doubt on the account of Caleb. The fact that the story of his assault was not told immediately does not mean it didn’t happen.”
He continued: “Apart from the assault, a number of basic details were also left out in Citi FM’s initial report, which I called to draw someone’s attention to get it fixed. I was compelled to write an article and publish it the following day when I still hadn’t seen that from the station and it appeared as though Caleb had committed a crime. But that does not in any way suggest that the assault angle was an afterthought.
“Some of us have worked in establishments, and sometimes in order to keep employer-employee relationships, we allow certain things to slide. So, not every detail may make it to the public domain. But that should not in any way affect the account of Caleb. Any such grounds to discredit the young man is sinking sand.”
“I trust Caleb’s account,” he noted.
Manasseh Azure Awuni, however, indicated that, instead of the public doubting the journalist’s account of torture at the National Security Secretariate, the public should rather doubt “those who deleted the evidence and leaked part of it to Asaase Radio.”
“Those who claimed that not even one vehicle was left there – which turned out to be false – are those we should doubt,” he stressed.
There are claims that some of the vehicles at the National Security Secretariat belong to the CEO of Menzgold, Nana Appiah Mensah, but Azure Awuni insists the vehicles have been at the premises of National Security since 2017.
“And I don’t know when the supposed unregistered vehicles belonging to NAM 1 were seized, but some of the vehicles I see in the video leaked by Asaase Radio have been there since 2017 thereabout. There are also expensive and luxury Mercedes Benz vehicles that have been parked under the shed for years,” he stated.
Watch a discussion on the arrest of Caleb Kudah from the 12th minute of the video below
The NDC Professionals Forum in the United States has called on the Inspector-General of Police and the police institution in Ghana to begin to find wisdom in the need to support the #FixTheCountry movement.
This is even more imperative after a police officer was fatally shot and killed in a broad daylight robbery in Accra on Monday the 14th of June when armed men on a motorcycle, opened fire on a bullion van transporting cash from a business hub to the bank.
We extend our condolences to the Ghana Police Service and the bereaved families. As a professional body, we believe that his unfortunate situation must trigger the police service to review its position on their hardcore stance in blocking a peaceful demonstration by Ghanaian youths who want the best for their country.
The Professionals Forum in North America supports the #FixTheCountry Movement. It is time to do things right as a country and about time the government begins to FixTheCountry we all call home.
Sadly, another Ghanaian youth with the Ghana Police Service has been shot and killed through careless arrangements for his safety. It is high time we as a nation begin to protect the lives and properties of Ghanaians through proper ways of doing things.
Why should we move money through traffic in broad daylight and expose everyone involved in today’s sophisticated era of crime? Can we investigate the proliferation of arms in the hands of wrong people? What happened to building landing sites for helicopters or better still moving monies at night with drones monitoring in the air with live feed? Can we begin to think outside the box and prioritize the safety of our people?
Our dear nation is overwhelmed with hardship and insecurity, and it is the duty of all to call out those who have carelessly created the mess to #FixTheCountry.
A middle-aged man has been shot dead by his friend at Akuapem-Apiredi in the Eastern Region following a confrontation over a Ghc5 debt he owes him.
The deceased whose name was given as Ben, a drinking spot operator, was shot twice on his chest by Kwame Dankwa, a 50-year-old hunter who had confronted him to pay his debt.
Ben was reported to have refused to pay his creditor, a situation which angered Kwame who pulled a locally manufactured gun and shot him.
A resident of the town, Kwabena Ofori told JoyNews, the deceased was pronounced dead on arrival at the Tetteh Quarshie memorial hospital in Akuapem-Mampong.
“Kwame Dankwa went to Ben who operates a drinking spot to collect his Gh₵5 he claimed the man owed him but when he approached him he also failed to pay the money so it turned into a fight and Kwame Dankwa shot him twice. When he was sent to Mampong he was reported dead,” he explained.
Meanwhile, the suspect has fled to an unknown location when residents attempted to apprehend him.