Journalist Assault Case: NPP VR Chair, 3 others charged

The Attorney General Department has directed the Keta Divisional Police to charge the Volta regional chairman of the rulling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Makafui Kofi Woanya and three others identified as Alex Tugba, Koffie Gakpovi and Gameli Avevor for assaulting a journalist Akpagana-Kesedovo Logah.

In a criminal summons served on Mr. Woanya through his secretary at the party office in Ho, he is to appear before the Anloga Magistrate Court on Wednesday 13th November, 2019 to defend two charges leveled against him.

The charges being

Assault on Akpagana-kesedovo Logah, and abetment of crime could not be prosecuted by the Keta Divisional Police but for the intervention of the Police Professionalism Standard Bureau (PPSB) and the Attorney General Department that gave expert advices on the case about two years ago.

Mr. Woanya is expected to inform the Keta Police about the whereabout of his three accomplices who have since 2016 been at large.

It has been three years of investigation by the Keta Divisional Police Command in to this assault case.

It could be recalled that attack on journalists in Anlo and the Volta region at large came to limelight when a thug led by Mr. Makafui Woanya(the then regional Youth Organizer of the NPP) assaulted and chased Mr. Logah when he was investigating dangers posed by the Anloga market in in September 2016.

Another instance was what nearly turned bloody when Mr. Woanya in the company of the Keta Municipal Engineer, Samuel Dompreh attacked same journalist together with Eyram Kingsley Ameshie (also a journalist) on their investigation into some shoddy construction works in the Keta Municipality in 2018.

Source: Enam Abluh Abrang Nudowu

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