Angry personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) on Monday vented their spleen on journalists of two local radio stations at Nkronza in the Bono East Region for pranking them about an accident reports.
In view of the deadly accident that occurred at Amoma Nkwanta weeks ago, the personnel on hearing there has been an accident they attached seriousness to the announcements made on the two radio stations [Dero and Akyeaa FM] only to rush to the scene to realize they had been pranked (April fool)
Not taking kindly to such a joke, the about ten fire officers stormed the station withanger and subjected the over six journalists who were at the station at the time, to severe beatings injuring one of them in the process and destroying the some broadcast equipment.
The journalists fleeing from the building as the enraged Fire Service Personnel pounced on them to serve as a deterrent to other journalists in the area who think they can prank them and get away with it.
Paul Yaw Asamoah alias Obaatan, one of the beaten journalists disclosed that studio microphones and other equipment were destroyed in the process.
Giving an account of his ordeal, he said “It was horrifying so I tried to rush out of the studios and wanted to go downstairs but they got hold of me and used their boots to beat me. I feel pains all over my body.”