According to the CEO of EIB Network, Nathan Kwabena Anokye Adisi, the home of our Upper East regional correspondent Mr. Edward Adeti was broken into on Thursday, May 2, 2019, a few days after his investigative story triggered the resignation of a minister of state at the presidency, Hon. Rockson Ayine Bukari. – EIB Network Responds To Attacks On Edward Adeti – U/E Correspondent
The incident happened while the reporter and his family were away. The intruder(s) went away with a TV set.
In as much as we are unable to link the burglary at Mr. Adeti’s home with his story, we strongly condemn the act carried out by the faceless cowards whose agenda is to cow journalists, who are risking their lives to put the spotlight on corruption. We trust the police to investigate the incident and bring whoever responsible to face the full rigors of the law.
EIB Network has arranged internal security for Mr. Adeti and his family and will want to call on the security agencies to make it a priority to give 24-hour protection to all journalists risking their lives to unearth rot in society.
As Ghana joins the rest of the world in celebrating World Press Freedom Day on May 3, we call on all Ghanaians to strongly condemn the spate of attacks on journalists aimed at suppressing media freedom.
We also want to call on people in high positions to make it absolutely clear to their supporters that violence against reporters is unacceptable. Violence against journalists is violence against freedom and democracy.
Journalism is not a crime and we will not be cowed in carrying out our constitutionally mandated responsibility to play a watchdog role in the interest of citizens.
Nathan Kwabena Anokye Adisi
CEO, EIB Network
Kindly note that the “EIB Network” above is not referring to EIB Network as in Wikipedia. It referring to a media group network in Ghana.