Recently a Ghanaian journalist was severely slapped by a security personnel in the security detail of former president, John Dramani Mahama.
Kwesi Parker Wilson who works for the multimedia group, one of Ghana’s biggest media house was diagnosed with an infected eye resulting from the slap he received by a yet to identified officer.
The slapped journalist confirmed the allegations during an interview on joy FM saying “the doctors said I developed an eye infection so I should go back for further checks.”
Though the former president through his spokesperson came out and apologized to the journalist and the Ghana journalist association as a whole.
The association had earlier on called for law enforcement to intervene in the matter so as to bring justice to both parties.
Reports indicate Ghana is one of the African countries with the most transparent media landscape according to reporters without boarders, RSF.
It’s believed the press freedom in Ghana is on an international level and such incident came as a shock to many.
The former president who’s security detail did this was once the Vice President in 2012 and later contested for polls that very year which he won, but later failed to secure the final term when he was won by Dankwa Akufo Addo.
Though it’s believed Mahama is now looking to secure the opposition ticket in order to contest in the coming 2020 National polls.
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