S/R: Nkligi FM reporter assaulted over cow theft reportage

A reporter of Nkligi FM in Bole in the Savannah region, Zion Abdul Rauf has been assaulted for allegedly reporting on a cow theft by two young men identified as Majeed Yussif, a butcher and Malik who is also a pantry boy at the Damongo Senior High School.

The assault on the Damongo reporter of Nkligi FM happened on Friday, 20th March, 2020.

Zion Abdul Rauf

Narrating the unfortunate incident on his Facebook page, the General Manager of Nkligi FM, Mr. Mahama Haruna stated that ” two young men, a butcher called Majeed Yussif and Malik who is also a pantry boy at the Damongo Senior High school assaulted the Damongo reporter of Bole based Nkilgi FM this morning” .

According to him, the reporter was accused of filing a story on a cow stealing case to Nkligi FM.

“Meanwhile it is the General Manager of Bole based Nkilgi FM Mahama Haruna that reported on a WhatsApp group called ‘Savannah Development Foundation’ and another called ‘Nkilgi FM News’ that Two butchers were arrested by the Damongo Divisional Command for allegedly attempting to steal a cow”. The General Manager stated.

Mr. Mahama Haruna explained that even though the reporter did not file the story he was accosted by the two young men on Friday in Damongo and given slaps and blows on his face with his motor pushed down when he tried to move away.

“Zion Abdul- Rauf went to the Police station where a medical form was issued to him to visit the Hospital which he did and returned it to the Police. His statement will be taken by the Police tomorrow after which the necessary action will be taken by the Police”. Mr. Mahama Haruna added.

Mr. Mahama Haruna revealed that he has rejected several offers for the case to be settled without Police and Court involvement and also cautioned the reporter not to heed to pleads from a number of delegations.

” I have already informed my Lawyer and will make sure Zion Abdul- Rauf sue the two in court for assault”. Mr. Mahama Haruna revealed.

Below is the Facebook post of Mahama Haruna

UPDATE ON ASSAULT ON NKILGI FM’S DAMONGO REPORTER ZION ABDUL- RAUF TODAY

Two young men a Butcher called Majeed Yussif and one Malik who is a pantry boy at the Damongo Senior High School assaulted the Damongo Reporter of Bole based Nkilgi FM this morning.

Zion Abdul- Rauf was accused of filing a story on a cow stealing case to Nkilgi Fm.

Meanwhile it is the General Manager of Bole based Nkilgi FM Mahama Haruna that reported on a WhatsApp group called ‘Savannah D. evelopment Foundation’ and another called ‘Nkilgi FM News’ that Two butchers were arrested by the Damongo Divisional Command for allegedly attempting to steal a cow.

Even though Nkilgi FM’s reporter for Damongo Zion Abdul- Rauf did not file the story he was accosted by the two young men this morning in Damongo and given slaps and blows on his face with his motor pushed down when he tried to move away.

Zion Abdul- Rauf went to the Police station where a medical form was issued to him to visit the Hospital which he did and returned it to the Police. His statement will be taken by the Police tomorrow after which the necessary action will be taken by the Police.

Meanwhile I have rejected several offers for the case to be settled without Police and Court involvement. I have also cautioned Zion Abdul- Rauf not heed to pleads from a number of delegations.

I have already informed my Lawyer and will make sure Zion Abdul- Rauf sue the two in court for assault.

Zion Abdul was assaulted for nothing. He did not file any story to Nkilgi FM and did not file a story anywhere. He never accused the two young men of stealing a cow. I am the one who posted the story to two WhatsApp groups and did not say the two stole a cow.

The law must take its course to serve as deterrent to those in our part of the world who feel journalist must be beaten for doing their work. I will never compromise.

Below is the full story I wrote about the cow stealing case on the two WhatsApp groups:

Damongo Story this Night.

Two butchers are currently in the custody of the Damongo Divisional Command for allegedly attempting to steal a cow. The two allegedly tied the cow in the Damongo cemetery and went in to convey the animal with a motorking machine only to be busted by the owners of the animal.

The motorking and the motorbike of the suspects are with the police whilst the two suspects are kept in the cells”.

Source :ghfactsonline.com /Suhiyini Yakubu Abdul Mumin

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