The National Security Secretariat has rejected claims of torture, manhandling and inhuman treatment which it has been accused of meting out against an editor of online media house Modern Ghana.
In a press release issued on Monday, July 1, 2019, the Secretariat mentioned that the said claim of torture is “false”.
The release which bears the signature of no authority of the Secretariat says the allegation leveled against the agency is “a clear and deliberate attempt by the suspect to discredit the investigation and the case against him. Torture and manhandling of suspects are not part and parcel of the culture and architecture of the secretariat under the administration of president Akufo-Addo”
Emmanuel Ajarfor Abugri, one of the editors of the website who was picked up by National Security Operatives for allegedly “engaging in cyber-crime” told the media that he was manhandled and tortured by members of the group.
According to him, even though the reason for the arrest was not made known to them, yet they were kept in police custody.
The statement from National Security further indicated that medical examination on the suspect was being performed for which reason they can prove no harm was done him.
They also mentioned that Mr. Abugri will be arraigned before court today.
“In the meantime, the suspects will be arraigned before court on Tuesday, 2nd July, 2019, and the charges preferred against him will l be made known”, the statement stressed.
Story by: Daniel Osei Wereko|universnewsroom.com