A convener of the #FixTheCountry campaign has written to the National Security Ministry requesting the Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) footage of the interrogation of Citi FM journalist Caleb Kudah following his arrest on Tuesday, May 11, 2021.

Oliver Baker-Vormawor, in his letter directed to the Ministry’s Information Officer, also requested the video footage of Mr Kudah’s movement at the Blue Gate before his arrest.

According to him, the aforementioned footages and seven other pieces of information are critical materials that must be made available to the public.

He further defended his request by stating that “My request is in the exercise of my rights under Article 21(1)(f) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana and section 18 of the Right to Information Act, 2019, (Act 989).

Mr Kudah was detained on Tuesday, May 11, for unlawfully filming a video at the premises of the National Security Ministry.

After his release from custody, the ‘Back Page’ host revealed that he was slapped and kicked in the groin multiple times despite pleading to be released after he admitted to filming at the premises.

Following his accusation and the massive uproar from the public, the National Security Ministry sanctioned four of its operatives for their involvement in the assault of the Citi FM journalist.

In a statement, the Sector Minister, Albert Kan-Dapaah, announced that inquiries reveal that the Director of Operations, Lieutenant Colonel Frank Agyeman, and three police officers acted in contravention to its standard operations; thus, they have been released from the agency.

But, Mr Baker-Vormawor, who seeks more clarity, requested that the investigative committee’s findings be made available to him.

He also asked for the names and ranks of the three police officers who were withdrawn from the National Security be made known.

“I would like the requested information in bullet points 1 and 2 to be in video format. The requested information can be sent to my email address at FixTheCountry@protonmail.com.

“Pursuant to the Provisions of Act 989, I would be grateful to receive the requested information within 14 days of the receipt of this letter,” he stated in his letter.