Journalist arrested for taking photographs of a policeman taking bribe.

Journalist arrested for taking photographs of a policeman taking bribe.

31 Dec 2018, by Kez@ClosingSpaces in CS Database

Incidents & Issues

Journalist Fred Sarpong was arrested for photographing a police officer while he took a GH¢ 5 bribe from the driver of the bus he had stopped. He was held at the police station for several hours

Details of Occurrence

Country of OccurrenceGhana
Date of Occurrence05 Sep 2016
Security Agents InvolvedThe police
Legal FoundationsProtection against unlawful arrest and freedom of the press.
Rights ImplicatedSection 14, subsection 5; and section 21, subsection 1(a) of the 1992 constitution.

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