To avoid arrest, the police have disclosed what they expect from all journalists in Ghana. Following the recent arrests of several journalists, the police underlined that they are not instilling fear or panic in journalists in order to hinder them from doing their jobs.
On February 14, 2022, the Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, ACP Kwesi Ofori, told Citi TV that the IGP and the entire Ghana Police Service expect journalists to be very responsible in the pursuit of their jobs, and that if they do, they will not be arrested.
“The Police is not doing anything to put fear into the media or to prevent the media in its operations. All that we are saying is that the journalists must be responsible, should make sure that things put out are in line with good practices and by so doing, you won’t get into any trouble like arrest.” Kwesi Ofori said on Citi TV.
The police have detained Accra FM’s Bobie Ansah and Media General’s Captain Smart in the last week for things they did wrong in their jobs.