Elvis Darko was at Parliament with other journalists Thursday as part of activities by the Media Coalition on RTI to pressurise the legislators to pass the Right to Information Bill (RTI).

Minutes into the protest, a team of police and military officers reportedly approached him and demanded his mobile phone, a request he declined.

Infuriated by his defiance, the leader of the Coalition’s Interim Steering Committee was rushed into a waiting police patrol vehicle and driven off.

The Media Coalition on RTI, a pressure group made up of hundreds of media practitioners, has been advocating the passage of the RTI Bill currently before Parliament.

This year marks the eighth year since the Bill was first laid in Parliament in February, 2015.

Majority leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu had promised Ghanaians the Bill would be passed by November 15 but this has not been done, a development blamed on the “lackadaisical attitude” of the legislators.

The Coalition has served notice it would not tolerate anymore excuses from the Members of Parliament (MPs) who are paid with taxpayers’ money.

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