Police denies assaulting NBS journalist at Pastor Yiga burial

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Police says it’s attention has been drawn to a tweet alleging that police attacked and assaulted a journalist, who was doing his lawful duties, during the burial of Pastor Augustine Yiga.

Allegations in the tweet indicate that on that fateful day, a journalist of NBS TV Francis Isano was assaulted and rushed to hospital by colleagues.

“We reached to his colleague, who said was with him on the fateful day,” said ASP Luke Owoyesigyire, deputy PRO KMP.

His colleague said Isano was attacked by youth that had taken advantage of a big crowd at the burial to rob items from unsuspecting mourners.

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“We are yet to record Isano’s statement to collaborate what his colleague, the eyewitness, saw.
On that day he was allegedly assaulted, a group of youth commonly known as “Bigali” went on rampage robbing and assaulting members of the public.”

A subsequent operation was conducted in the areas where this specific group operates and many of them were arrested and suspected stolen items were recovered.

They were arraigned in court.

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