In a significant move, the Ghana Journalist Association (GJA) has formally submitted a petition to the Military High Command regarding the assault on Nicholas Morkah, the morning show host of Akyemansa FM, by five soldiers. The GJA, led by President Albert Kwabena Dwumfour, sent a three-point petition to the Chief of the Defense Staff (CDS) on Monday, October 23, 2023, urging a thorough investigation into the incident.
The GJA’s petition not only calls for an inquiry into the assault case but also emphasizes the need for appropriate sanctions against the soldiers responsible, if found guilty. Additionally, the association seeks compensation for Mr. Morkah, addressing the physical harm and material losses he endured during the assault.
The unfortunate incident occurred during a joint military-customs operation on October 19, 2023, aimed at impounding vehicles brought into the country without proper documentation. The GJA’s petition reflects a commitment to justice and accountability in the face of such incidents affecting media personnel.