Outgoing President of the Ghana Journalists Association, Affail Monney called on the Ghana Police Service to immediately arrest supporters of the founder and leader of the Ghana Glorious Word International Ministry, Rev. Isaac Owusu Bempah for assaulting journalists.
This call from Mr. Monney comes following an alleged assault on some journalists perpetrated by some supporters of the embattled Man of God which happened at the court premises on Monday, September 13.
According to the GJA President, the outfit is “concerned and utterly shocked” about the brutalities meted out to them but partially blame the police service for not envisaging the possibility of such incident occurring.
He therefore indicated that his outfit expects the police to effect the arrest of the culprits to bring them to ‘face the sharp edge of the law’ as soon as possible.
“We are overly concerned and utterly shocked at what happened at the court premises yesterday. First of all, let me empathize with colleagues who were subjected to such brutalities through no fault of theirs. One would have expected that the police authorities would have anticipated what happened yesterday and proactively prevented it from happening because this seems to be the dominant theme of people who offend the law,” Affail Monney said in an interview monitored by ABC News.
He added that “we expect the police authorities, we expect the law and order community to move swiftly to arrest the perpetrators to deal with them surgically according to law”.
“The case of Owusu Bempah and his supporters, one doesn’t need a superfluity of evidence to conclude that they are in a different world. Until yesterday when he was arraigned before court, he felt he was larger than life and he had enveloped himself in a water of untouchability”, Mr Monney said.