The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr George Akuffo Dampare, has assured assaulted staff of Takoradi-based Media General’s radio station Connect FM Eric Nana Gyetuah of a full-scale investigation into circumstances leading to his assault without any partiality.
Connect FM sources at the Police Intelligenceand Professional Standards Bureau [formerly PIPS] indicates that investigations into the matter have already commenced on the instructions of the IGP.
Assaulted journalist and producer of the Connect FM’s morning show Omanbapa Eric Nana Gyetuah told 3news.com that he had a call from the Inspector General of Police of his desire to personally handle the issue.
“I was going about my production duties when I had a call this morning. It was a strange number. I picked and the person on the other side of the line introduced himself as the IGP. He asked how I was doing and asked me to tell him what happened. I gave him the details.”
He continued, “The IGP apologized and assured me that he will not let the issue rest until the truth is established. He told me he has instructed the Police and Professional Standards Bureau to commence investigations quickly and that someone will contact me from there.”
Eric Nana Gyetuah indicated that a few minutes after his telephone conversation with the IGP, he had a call from the Police and Professional Standards Bureau asking about the case and the possibility of coming to Accra to support with investigations.
“I came to meet a missed call and a text message. The text message was from someone who said she was ACP Lydia Donkor Director General Police and Professional Standards Bureau. So, I replied the call and she reiterated what the IGP had said”.
He stated that IGP has also been in constant touch with the Station Manager, Nana Osei Asare, on the issue, adding that the management of Media General is also working on the issue.
Eric Nana Gyetuah complains of body pains and difficulties with hearing in the right ear.
“Since the incident happened, there has been some changes with hearing with my right ear. Occasionally, there will be a discharge from it. I will go to the ENT for a checkup this week.”