The Ashanti Regional branch of the Ghana Journalists’ Association (GJA) has condemned the assault on Regional correspondent of the Daily Graphic newspaper, Mr. Daniel Kenu by some macho men allegedly led by Baffour Gyan, the elder brother of Asamoah Gyan, captain of the black stars.
Baffour Gyan was said to have first assaulted the reporter followed by the macho guys who were with him
Mr. Kenu had gone to the Baba Yara stadium to pick his accreditation for the Ghana -Uganda clash on Saturday when the incident happened.
It all started when the reporter gave a platform for the skipper to clear the air of the rumors that he had sacrificed hip life musician, Theophilus Tagoe, popularly called Castro.
That was at a press briefing organised by the Ghana football Association on Wednesday at the Miklin hotel where stars captain nearly confronted the reporter
The GJA in a statement said it “finds it strange and shocking that such a nice opportunity given to the player should be abused. It should be put on record that whether Asamoah Gyan likes it or not the rumour is out there and the reporter without any malice wished that he used the occasion to clear himself”.
“In any case, why did Bafour Gyan not lead thugs to attack Lawyer Justice Ampah when he called for the arrest of Asamoah Gyan for questioning in the wake of the Castro tragedy?
“The GJA would like to remind the family of Gyan to stop thinking that their so called popularity in football could clothe them with authority to treat journalists with contempt,” the statement cautioned.
The Ashanti Regional Police Commander, DCOP Nathan Kofi Boakye has subsequently, declared Baffour Gyan wanted.
Meanwhile, Mr Kenu has received treatment at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi in the Ashanti region.
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