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“He wanted a chance to shoot me but I kept my cool” – Citi FM journalist Umaru Sanda narrates near-death experience

Ghanaian Citi FM Journalist Umaru Sanda Amadu has given a detailed account of how he was almost killed by a policeman who stopped his car and abused him.

Narrating his ordeal he stated that, he was stopped by one Richard Deh of the SWAT team of the Ghana Police Service who immediately after alighting from his car started beating him with the intention for him to also retaliate and then give the police a reason for him to be shot.

He further stated that it took the intervention of the policemen who came with Richard Deh to stop him from causing harm to him.

Taking to his social media handle he wrote saying;

When the 4 armed policemen driving in their SWAT branded car stopped me, Richard Deh, who seemed like their leader, did not only verbally abuse me. He also physically assaulted me. He hit my hand and the phone I was using to record fell. He seized it and threw it in his car

I felt powerless at that moment but insisted that there would be no search without my camera. I told him he could detain me but won’t search my car in “darkness”. At another point, he made a dash for me but his men shielded me. He was so angry, I dreaded what he would do next.

If his men hadn’t restrained him, the story would have been worse. There were onlookers, including a stationary Police Visibility pick up with officers under the overhead some 20 meters away. But no one intervened. Thank God for daylight.

One thing I’ve learnt is that, no matter how a policeman like Richard Deh provokes you, please keep your calm. He wanted a chance to hit/shoot me. I didn’t give him so he ended up driving away with a bruised ego


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