Police assault leaves Connect FM journalist with damaged eardrum

Police assault leaves Connect FM journalist with damaged eardrum

The right eardrum of the Connect FM journalist who was badly assaulted by police has been perforated, according to a medical report from the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital in the Western Region.

Some individuals in plain clothing posing as police officers assaulted journalist Eric Nana Gyetuah at the God is Love Chop Bar.

After severely abusing him, the alleged cops shackled him and threw him in the back of a pickup truck with the registration number WR-3213-13, where he was charged at the Western Regional Police Command headquarters.
Later, he was given police enquiry bail.

The journalist, who is also the producer of Connect FM’s morning show Omanbapa, has been experiencing recurrent yellowish discharges from his right ear since the incident.

In addition, he has a strong headache.

The journalist according to 3news.com on February,14,2022 went to the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital’s ENT Clinic, where a series of medical tests revealed that his right eardrum had been injured.

“On examination, the right eardrum (tympanic membrane) was perforated with mucopurulent fluid in the external auditory and carnal,” part of the medical report indicates.

Meanwhile, his employer Media General had transported him in an emergency to see a specialist in Accra for further treatment.

In the meantime, the Police Professional Standards Bureau (PPSB) under the instructions of the Inspector General of Police, Dr George Akuffo Dampare, has met the assaulted journalist to take an initial report on what transpired on the day of the incident for thorough investigations to be conducted.

It will be recalled that Eric Nana Gyetuah a broadcast journalist with Takoradi-based Connect FM, was allegedly assaulted by some five police officers at a popular restaurant for taking pictures of some suspects in the company of police officers on Thursday, February 3, 2022.

Reports indicated the suspects in the police company were believed to have killed a returnee from abroad two years ago in the Western Region.

According to an eyewitness report, both the officers and the suspects were hungry and therefore stopped by an eatery to grab some food.

But upon seeing them, Eric, decided to capture them on record and that did not go down well with the plain cloth men, and it landed the journalist in an assault.

Source: Richard Mensah Adonu | Join our Telegram Group

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