Ghana: Journalists assaulted by angered pastors

Three pastors allegedly assaulted three journalists and a panellist in Accra, Ghana on 8 August. The three pastors were angered by comments made during a broadcast of Nya Asem Hwe, a local current affairs programme on radio station Hot FM. Reverend Bishop Daniel Obinim, Kofi Akweitey, and Kingsley Baah were angered by their exclusion from the broadcast, which involved a discussion about a sex scandal involving Obinim and the wife of another pastor. According to reports, the pastors “angrily stormed” the station’s studios and assaulted the hosts of the programme, along with other staff members. The men were released on bail on 9 August.