General News of Tuesday, 5 December 2017
A journalist with an affiliate of the Multimedia Group- Nhyira FM in Kumasi was assaulted by some staff of Kumasi Academy (KUMACA) in the Asokore Mampong Municipality after he was prevented from speaking to authorities of the school about the cause of deaths of some students of the school.
Malik Awuku alleged that some tutors assaulted him after he officially identified himself as journalist from Nhyira FM within the Kumasi Metropolis.
“From nowhere, they attacked me from the back and shook me violently……They confiscated my recorder and deleted everything on it” the victim narrated his ordeal.
“Initially I was of the view that their hostility towards me was a joke but I saw they were more than serious so I had to run for my life”, Malik Awudu recounted on the station’s morning show on Tuesday.
Mynewsgh.com has gathered journalists from Ultimate FM were also refused entry into the school’s campus following orders from school authorities.
This comes in the wake of the death of two first year students over the weekend with dozens reportedly on admission at the at KNUST hospital over an unknown ailment.
Our sources have that security men at the school’s entrance have been given stern orders by authorities to prevent journalists who want to seek information about the possible causes of the deaths.
Meanwhile, the school has temporarily been closed down to allow for further investigations by a team of health experts who are in Kumasi to uncover the cause of the scary development in the area.
At the time of going to the press, students were packing out of campus in the wake of demands by parents to allow them go home for fear similar fate could befall their wards.