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EDITOR INSIST ON PUBLICATION AFTER BNI ARREAST


The editor of the Daybreak newspaper, Prince Prah is standing by the story on the impending dismissal of the Chief of Defence Staff of the Ghana Armed Forces despite his arrest by the Bureau of National Investigation, B.N.I.

Mr. Prah says he believes his sources both within the armed forces and outside despite his arrest he will not be intimated.

The editor was speaking to Adom Dwaso Nsem this morning when he accused the defence minister of verbally attacking him over the publication.

He however acknowledged that though the president has the right as guaranteed in the constitution to hire and fire the CDS he believed the publication was in the interest of the public therefore the publication.

Prince Prah recalled previous stories on the Ghana Armed forces which were flatly denied by the military but were later confirmed by the changes which took place in the military.

The editor of the Daybreak Newspaper accused the BNI of abuse during the interrogation session. He said till date the BNI has failed to disclose the charges leveled against him.

Narrating how he was arrested by the BNI, Mr. Prah said he received a call from one from Isaac Mensah who said he had a story for him. He said the two agreed to meet at a spot at Teshie only to be arrested by some BNI officials.

He didn’t understand why the BNI officer intercepted his three mobile phones, refusing to allow him make an s.o.s call to relatives. He disclosed that he managed to send a text message to a colleague.

He said he has no regrets for publishing the story adding that he would do it again if he gets more information about the changes in the military. He disclosed that he has been writing on the military for almost 3years and appreciate the issues surrounding the service.

Asked about his background in journalism, Mr. Prah refused to answer such questions adding that he would not be drawn into his educational background and his relationship with some discharged officers of the Armed Forces.

 


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March 18, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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