Former Deputy Trade Minister Robert Ahomka-Lindsay has refuted claims that the National Security Agency has failed the country by executing its duty.

Speaking to Benjamin Akakpo on the AM Show Tuesday, he stressed that although the security agency has been facing some crisis lately, it is playing a critical role in Ghana’s intelligence gathering.

“I am not in a situation where I believe the National Security is a failed course. It cannot be a failed course because without national security we will be in a bad place as a country,” the member of the NPP Security stated.

According to him, the security agency has some challenges; thus, the citizenry should bear with them and assist in remedying the impasse.

National Security operatives, on May 11, detained and assaulted Citi FM/Citi TV journalist Caleb Kudah for filming state vehicles on the premises of the National Security Ministry.

The operatives also stormed the premises of the Adabraka-based radio station to whisk away his colleague, Zoe Abu-Baidoo, for receiving the pictures of the abandoned vehicles.

Mr Kudah later revealed that the National Security operatives slapped and kicked him during his detention at the Ministry.

Upon investigations by the National Security Ministry into the assault, it concluded by sanctioning four of its operatives for their involvement in the assault of Citi FM journalist, Caleb Kudah.