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Assault on Adom FM journalist: Nobody deserves to be beaten - Kwesi Pratt

Seasoned journalist Kwesi Pratt has taken a jab at Hajia Fati of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for choosing to exercise her muscles on a journalist at the party headquarters.

Hajia Fati, on Friday, May 4, 2018 assaulted an Adom FM reporter Ohemaa Sekyiwaa for attempting to cover an incident at the headquarters after Hajia refused to allow a suspended official of the party, Sammy Crabbe, from picking forms to contest the National Chairmanship.

She allegedly physically assaulted the reporter and her reason; she thought "the woman (reporter) standing there did not look like a reporter. I thought it was one of Sammy Crabbe’s women who wanted to take pictures of me. The lady did not look like a reporter. She resembled an onion seller. She did not look like a reporter at all".

Kwesi Pratt, commenting on the issue, made a flashback to 1992 when Hajia Fati was mercilessly beaten to pulp by some Police Officers when she joined a demonstration and so wondered why she would perpetuate a similar action that she didn't like on another person.

Mr. Pratt further recounted several times he has personally advised Hajia Fati to stop creating a bad name and reputation for herself, for which she has constantly vowed to turn a new leaf; but it appears his words only fell on deaf ears.

He registered his displeasure with the series of unpleasant behavior displayed by Hajia but further stated emphatically that she shouldn't be the only target for condemnation.

“We shouldn’t beat our own party members. We shouldn’t beat opposition members. We shouldn’t beat anybody. Why should you beat someone? Just because the person disagrees with you, but you too don’t agree with the person and so you deserve to be beaten as well? What’s happening? It is not good at all. It makes living in the country dangerous,” he said on Peace FM's Kokrokoo.

Source: Ghana Guardian

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