NPP’s Hajia Fati fined for assaulting Journalist

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A human rights court 1 in Accra has fined a staunch supporter of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Hajia Fati Amadu GHC 9,000 for assaulting a Journalist of Multimedia Group.

Hajia Fati was arraigned before court for assaulting the Journalist at a press conference organised by the NPP.

Haji Fati allegedly punched the lips of the radio presenter for attempting to take a shot of her.

Narrating the incident, Sakyiwaa said the assault happened after Hajia Fati tried to deny the suspended Second Vice Chairman of the party, Sammy Crabbe to pick up a form to contest for the Chairmanship position.

Haji Fati was subsequently arraigned before the Adjabeng Magistrate Court on charges of assault and damaging of property, charges she pleaded not guilty to.

The NPP loyalist admitted to assaulting the reporter.

The court therefore ordered her to pay GHS 9000 in punitive damages to Charity Akosua Safoa for breaching her constitutional and fundamental human rights.

She was further instructed to publish an unqualified apology to Sakyiwaa in the Daily Graphic Newspaper within 14 days of the judgement.

Presiding Judge, Justice Gifty Adjei Addo delivered her final ruling after over a year of arguments by both parties.

Meanwhile, the 2nd respondent, the NPP was not charged for any wrongdoing.

Rather, Her ladyship Gifty Adjei Addo based her judgement on Article 21(1A) and 24(1) of the 1992 constitution.

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