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Bridget Otoo on being assaulted by police: “I can’t fight a woman, let alone a man.”

A police officer who shoved a journalist, Bridget Otoo, on September 21, 2023 in the Accra Regional Police Headquarters has been charged with assault.

Bridget Otoo on being assaulted by police: "I can't fight a woman, let alone a man."
Bridget Otoo on being assaulted by police: “I can’t fight a woman, let alone a man.”

She bemoaned the treatment she and others had received, emphasizing that she had just gone to the police station to hunt for a Metro Tv journalist who had been detained and to act as a guarantor for several demonstrators who had been arbitrarily detained.

“I’m not a violent person, I’m not physically powerful, and I doubt I could fight a woman, let alone a man.

“There were numerous issues that troubled me personally and professionally as a writer, therefore I felt compelled to participate in the protests as a concerned citizen. I value freedom of speech so much,” she said on Joy News’ the Probe program on September 24.

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