Police apologize and interdict four officers for assaulting civilians in Tamale

Police apologize and interdict four officers for assaulting civilians in Tamale

The Ghana Police has interdicted four of its officers who are working with the Northern Regional Command for assaulting some residents of Tamale in the Northern Region.

A release by the Ghana Police Service mentioned that the four officers allegedly assaulted residents during an assignment by NEDCO/VRA officials to arrest persons allegedly involved in illegal power connections.

A video that is being circulated widely on social media saw the officers in question severely whipping residents with many social commentators already calling for the heads of the officers in question.

Narrating their experiences, one of the victims alleged that he was lashed after the Police accused him of trying to make a call to someone. Others also complained that they were handcuffed and detained.

The incident happened in Zujung, Lamashegu and Nakpan Zou in the Northern Regional capital on Monday, September 20.

The four interdicted officers are expected to face a service inquiry.

Processes are also underway to identify the victims for the necessary medical assessments and assistance.

“The Police Administration has with immediate effect, interdicted four police officers working with the Tamale Regional Police Command following the alleged assault of some persons in Tamale in the Northern Region today, Tuesday, September 21, 2021,” the Police announced in the statement.

“We apologize unconditionally to the affected persons and the general public” the statement signed by the Acting Director-General of the Public Affairs Department of the Ghana Police Service, ACP Kwesi Ofori mentioned.

By: Elisha Aberiganya | Follow us on Twitter @activtvgh

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