A journalist with Accra-based Top FM, Emmanuel Sackey, has said he was assaulted by members of the pro-National Democratic Congress (NDC) vigilante group The Hawks, recently.
The alleged assault occurred at Gomoa Fetteh during the election of the party’s Youth and Woman Organisers.
Sackey told journalists that: “Last Saturday, after the NDC Youth and Women’s wing conference, I was about interviewing Edem Agbana, the newly-elected Deputy Youth Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), when a light-skinned security guard in a Hawk t-shirt came to tell me he will not allow me to interact with Edem, as he [Edem] was still interacting with party faithful.
“An aide of Edem’s, however, asked me to wait and that he will allow Edem to speak to me after he is done with his party members. So, I waited until I was signaled to approach Edem and conduct the interview.
“Just when I was about interviewing Edem, this same guy who had tried to deny me access to Edem initially, came back for the second time and this time punched me on my mouth and cheeks in the process.”
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