Two journalists from TV3 and the Multimedia Group were on Wednesday reportedly manhandled by some workers of Menzgold for trying to seek reactions to the firm’s latest standoff with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
The attacked media persons have been identified as Joy News reporter Kareen Dodoo and a pregnant TV3 journalist, Nana Akua.
Three Menzgold workers dressed in suit and tie are reported to have shoved the journalists when they went to the firm’s East Legon office to report on happenings.
Both journalists went there following a directive from SEC to have the gold dealership firm shut down its trading activities.
This led to a number of the company’s customers trooping to the East Legon branch to make panic withdrawals.
The two journalists were therefore at the place to report on reactions from customers but were shoved by some Menzgold staff and accused of taking photos without permission.
Miss Dodoo said her two phones and the microphone she took to the place were snatched, while TV3’s Nana Akua also had to engage the Menzgold staff to defend herself.
Joy News reports that their journalist still had to contend with the workers as one of them grabbed her by the wrist and pulled her into the Menzgold office.
However, the issue was later resolved when one of the managers at Menzgold, Pious, apologised to her.
The reporter subsequently retrieved her microphone and mobile phones and was escorted out of the company's premises.
Meanwhile, Menzgold, through its lawyers, says the directive to shut down or suspend its operations is untenable and therefore makes the company unable to comply with the terms of SEC.