The police have picked up a broadcast journalist with Accra-based Citi FM, Caleb Kudah, for allegedly filming at the premises of the National Security Ministry.
The National Security Ministry is classified as one of the restricted security zones in the nation’s capital, Accra.
According to a Citi FM report, about seven heavily armed officers subsequently stormed the premises of Citi FM/Citi TV in an attempt to arrest, Zoe Abu-Baidoo, another broadcast journalist who allegedly received the video files from Kudah.
The management of Citi FM/Citi TV drove their two staff in the company of the armed officers to the Ministry of National Security for interrogation.
“Caleb Kudah who had visited someone at the National Security was arrested after filming at the premises of the ministry. After he was arrested, the operatives detected that he had sent whatever he had filmed to another colleague, Zoe Abu-Baidoo.
“They moved to Citi FM with heavily armed men to arrest Zoe. When they got here, the management of Citi FM and Citi TV joined the team back to the National Security Ministry with Zoe.
After some interrogation, Zoe was allowed to leave. Caleb Kudah was being interrogated at the time we left,” Anass Seidu, the station’s security correspondent, said.
National security is yet to comment on the issue.