A Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) member has requested an injunction to stop recently elected
Mohammed Rabiu Tanko, a TV3 Upper East Regional Correspondent, was detained by officers of the Ghana Revenue Authority’s Customs Division at the Paga Burkina Faso border on Wednesday morning while covering a story. At the moment of his arrest, policemen are said to have fired multiple warning shots, presumably to intimidate him. Mr. Tanko had gone to the region on Wednesday morning to investigate claims made by certain articulated truck drivers that custom agents at the border demand “exorbitant prices” for parking fees. They claim that custom officials at the “duty parking spot” tax each driver GHC 50 without giving receipts, which is prohibited As a result, they decided not to pay the fine and have been parking there since Tuesday.