JoyNews’ multiple award-winning journalist, Latif Iddrisu, has travelled back to the United States of America for medical attention to the head injury he suffered in 2018.
The journalist, whose skull was fractured as a result of an assault by some Police personnel has suffered a brain injury – a condition that has slowed his growth and development as a journalist over the last four years.
On March 27, 2018, Mr Latif was brutally assaulted by some officers of the Ghana Police Service at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID)’s Headquarters when he was preparing to file a live report on TV.
The Police attacked him because he had asked one of the officers a question to facilitate his report.
The decision to seek medical attention in the USA has become necessary because the journalist has experienced persistent relapses in his condition over the last few weeks.
Mr Latif returned to Ghana in November 2021 after receiving treatment in Southern California and immediately resumed work.
However, the persistent pain in the head and memory challenges caused by the assault has forced him to go back to the USA for yet another treatment.
So far, the Police administration says it is unable to identify the officers who assaulted the journalist because their CCTV cameras did not capture that particular scene.
A court hearing about the case is expected to commence in the coming months.
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