Police brutality: Latif Iddrisu in USA for treatment following persistent relapses

JoyNews’ multiple award-winning Journalist Latif Iddrisu has travelled to the USA for urgent medical attention to the head injury he suffered back in 2018 when he was brutally assaulted by some officers of the Ghana Police Service at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) headquarters.

The decision to seek medical attention in the USA has become necessary because the journalist has over the last few weeks experienced persistent relapses in his condition which has, on many occasions, kept him away from official duty and social appearances.

Since the assault which left Latif Iddrisu with a fractured skull and adverse ramifications to his memory, the journalist has been receiving medical attention at Ghana’s premier hospital, Korle-Bu Teaching hospital but with little improvement three years after the brutal assault.

The injury has also frustrated the carrier of the journalist who until March 27, 2018, had a promising and fast-growing influence in the Ghanaian media space.

Latif Iddrisu was, however, left with a fractured skull after policemen attacked him in front of the CID HQ when Deputy National Democratic Congress (NDC) General Secretary, Koku Anyidoho, was arrested.

Riot police were stationed at the CID headquarters to control a small crowd of NDC supporters who had come to the headquarters to show solidarity to their General Secretary.

Latif explained that the police attacked him because he had asked one of them a question to facilitate his report.


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