Broadcast Journalist with Citi FM and Citi TV, Caleb Kudah, has been released after he was arrested on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, by operatives of the National Security.
Mr. Kudah was arrested for allegedly filming at the premises of the National Security Ministry, a restricted security zone.
He was released after more than an hour of interrogation.
Another Citi Journalist, Zoe Abu-Baidoo, who was also picked up later at the premises of Citi FM/Citi TV in what looked like a raid, was released much earlier after a brief interrogation by security officers.
Zoe Abu-Baidoo is believed to have received the files allegedly captured by Caleb Kudah on her phone
Police officers on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, arrested Caleb Kudah, a broadcast journalist with Citi FM and Citi TV.
According to the police, he was arrested for filming at the premises of the National Security Ministry, a restricted security zone.
About seven heavily armed officers subsequently stormed the premises of Citi FM/Citi TV in an attempt to arrest, Zoe Abu-Baidoo, another broadcast journalist with the respected media house, whom they claimed had received files from Caleb Kudah.
In an attempt to arrest Zoe after tagging her as Caleb Kudah’s accomplice, the heavily armed officers besieged the premises of Citi FM/Citi TV in three different vehicles.
While at the premises, the officers tried to overpower Zoe, who at the time was standing at the company’s car park.
Zoe Abu-Baidoo subsequently bolted and reported the issue to her superiors after sensing danger because some of the officers tried to capture her. The incident shocked the staff who had come out in their numbers to catch a glimpse of it.
Management of Citi FM headed by the Chief Executive Officer, Samuel Attah-Mensah, who was present at the time of the incident, intervened and together with Zoe and other managers of Citi FM/Citi TV, followed the officers to the National Security Ministry.
They returned with Zoe Abu-Baidoo, while Caleb Kudah was interrogated for a while longer before his release later.