The Ministry of National Security has debunked claims made by Citi FM’s Caleb Kudah and Zoe Abu Baidoo that the two were tortured and manhandled in various ways when they were arrested by the security outfit.
In a video that has since gone viral, Caleb was heard in an interview with Bernard Avle, also at Citi TV explaining the torture he was subjected to during the interrogation process of his arrest.
According to the ace broadcaster, he was pushed into a seat and slapped from behind even before his statement was taken. He added that he was kicked in the groin while in handcuffs by some bearded uniformed men.
But in a statement signed by the Chief Director of the National Security reacting to the claims, Lt. Col. Ababio Serebour (RTD) has debunked the allegation.
According to the Security Capo, their outfit as they do at all times, upheld the ethics and professional standards in handling the 2 journalists during their interrogations.
“The Ministry, therefore, takes with all seriousness, the allegations of manhandling of the two journalists during the interrogation. The Ministry has therefore initiated investigations into the said allegation”, the statement added.
Earlier on Monday, 11th May 2021, Mr. Caleb Kudah was picked up by Operatives from the National Security for filming and taking photographs within the precincts of a National Security Installation contrary to the “No Photography” rules at such restricted security zones.
According to information through investigations by the Security Operatives, Mr. Kudah gained access to the premises under false pretense.
The 2 journalists, according to the statement were subsequently released on the same day after their interrogation.
Ms. Zoe Abu Baidoo on the other hand was picked up by the police when she was detected by the police to have received the videos Mr. Kudah took at the Security Zone, and further declined an invitation by the police for interrogation.