GTV journalist, Abdul Hayi Moomen has reported to the police after he was threatened by an unidentified gang earlier today.
Mr Moomen posted a picture of two of the gang facing a vehicle, with the caption: “I have lodged an official complaint to the Nima police. But should anything happen to me or any member of my family, please help them to track the guy in black (it’s the best shot I could get of him under the circumstances). He and his friends have threatened to deal with me”.
“They say they know where I live and that, that job will be easy”, he added.
Mr Moomen, upon advice, however deleted the earlier post because “the police have handled it”.
This follows recent threats and attacks on journalists
Investigative journalist Manasseh Azure Awuni received a fresh death threat after he published an article on the outcome of the 2020 elections.
Manasseh disclosed the latest threat on his life on JoyNews’ Newsfile, which among others discussed corruption and media freedom in the year under review.
According to him, the threat was sent to him via email on Christmas Day, a day after the article, headlined, “ERRORtoral Commission and Akufo-Addo’s coup d’état”, was published.
Interacting with journalists from Ofoase Mr Nkrumah said “a number of journalists have reported threats and at least one (1) robbery in the aftermath of the 2020 elections.
“It has been suggested that these threats are associated with their work as journalists,” the Information Minister, who doubles as the Member of Parliament for the area indicated.
He continued: “It is of critical importance that our security agencies get to the bottom of these complaints and use all the legitimate means at their disposal to unmask the identities of the culprits – whatever their motives – and arrest and prosecute them with speed”.
“Ghana’s enviable reputation as a protector of journalists’ rights and freedoms must be preserved,” he added