Three reporters from Adom FM including a news editor, Nii Narku Dorwuona and a news anchor Kofi Adomah who are also correspondents for Breaking News Gh were today subjected to severe beatings by angry members of the Mighty Chapel International near Kotobabi, Accra.
One of the affected reporters Isaac Kwadwo Owusu had gone to the church to follow up an assault case on some former members of the church.
Immediately he entered the church premises and being detected to be a journalist, the members seized him and started beating him up. His plea to be allowed to see the head pastor, Chief Mensah whom he had gone there to interview fell on deaf ears.
He managed to slip a call through to his superiors who went to the church to intervene but before they could set eyes on the battered reporter, they were also given their fair share of the beatings until they almost went naked. They had their equipment confiscated as well.
Recounting his ordeal on Adom FM, Nii Narku Dorwuona said they were attacked outside the church premises just because they are journalists.
He observed that the enigmatic members of Mighty Chapel International were behaving like “rascals” ostensibly to protect their pastor, one Chief Mensah.
Narrating his side of the story to Myjoyonline.com, Kwadwo Owusu said he had information that former members of church had been beaten allegedly on the orders of the pastor for denigrating him.
He said after visiting the Kotobabi Police Station where the case was reported, he decided to go to the church which is just a walking distance from the police station.
He said when he got to the church, the atmosphere there was charged but the head pastor was busily doing consultation for some of his followers. His harmless attempt to get a word from the pastor turned violent for him as the angry church members captured him and threatened to lynched.
The assault has been reported at the Kotobabi Police Station.