The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has condemned National Security operatives’ arrest of Citi FM journalist, Caleb Kudah, and the subsequent invasion of the premises of the media house on Tuesday, May 11, 2021.
The NDC insists the action by the security operatives is “unlawful and preposterous”.
A team of seven heavily-armed police officers besieged the premises of Citi FM and Citi TV in an attempt to arrest one of the station’s journalists, Zoe Abu-Baidoo.
Zoe was targeted in the raid after the police accused her of electronically receiving some video files from her colleague, Caleb Kudah.
Mr. Kudah, also a broadcast journalist and Host of BackPage on Citi TV, had been accused of filming some abandoned cars at the Ministry of National Security, a supposed restricted security zone on Tuesday, and had sent the videos to Zoe via WhatsApp.
The security operatives after arresting Caleb Kudah subsequently raided Citi FM in an attempt to arrest Zoe.
In condemning the acts by the operatives, the National Communications Officer of the NDC, Mr. Sammy Gyamfi said “oppression of journalists and citizens by the despotic Akufo-Addo government must stop.”
According to the party, it won’t allow the said acts to continue.
“The NDC condemns in no uncertain terms, the arrest of Caleb Kudah and the Gestapo invasion of the office of Citi FM by armed National Security operatives.”
Sammy Gyamfi made the comment in a post on his social media handle on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. – CNR