The Ghana Journalists’ Affiliation (GJA) has condemned an attack on a Day-to-day Graphic reporter at the Bright Senior Large Faculty in the Eastern Location.
The closing calendar year pupils assaulted Damalie Emmanuel Pacome who was at the assessment centre to report on happenings during some disturbances through the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) on Thursday, August 6, 2020.
The students, instigated by their proprietor, experienced accosted and conquer up some officers of the West African Evaluation Council (WAEC) for not permitting them to cheat during the social scientific studies paper.
Describing the growth as an act of savagery, the GJA termed for a thorough investigation and prosecution of the perpetrators.
“This motion must be in just the context of dealing with current acts, gross indiscipline and vandalism in several Senior Large Faculties in the state just before the problem spins out of handle,” mentioned GJA in a statement introduced August 7.
It additional said that “the mob assault and virtually lynching of Damelia Pacome has stricken our souls and caused irremediable pains in our heart. But for the divine intervention of God Ghana would have wakened with a gory news of another mob assault and killing of a youthful journalist. “
The Affiliation is in talks with the Japanese Regional Police Command to make sure that they get to the bottom of the issue.
“We are significantly interested in this issue and we be expecting the police administration to tackle it swiftly and assure that justice is served. “
A assertion signed by the GJA Jap Regional Chairman, Maxwell Kudekor indicated that “the Ghana Journalists Affiliation will resist fearlessly any attempt of assault.
“We will not seem vulnerable once again in our quest to provide modern society with credible accurate information with pace.”
The offended college students allegedly smashed the phones of the WAEC officers and wounded one of them due to the fact they are sad with rigorous supervision throughout the test.
The existence of a number of law enforcement officers following a distress call, calmed the circumstance.
The agitated pupils, realising the law enforcement had still left, attacked Emmanuel Pacome, a reporter with the Day-to-day Graphic when he was spotted getting movies of the incident.
In the meantime, proprietor for Shiny SHS, Shiny Ampomah has been arrested by the law enforcement about his involvement in the incident. He experienced incited the pupils to halt composing the social experiments paper without having the authority of WAEC.