Ghanaians have on several occasions expressed their displeasure against brutalities and reckless abuse of power by security agencies in Ghana, particularly the Ghana Police Service.
People have shared videos on social media that show various abuse brutalities and abuse of power by some officers of the Ghana Police Service.
Prior to the 2016 General elections, the Let My Vote Count Alliance, a group that engages in political activism had embarked on a demonstration against the Electoral Commission and had a standoff with personnel of the Ghana Police Service which occasioned some brutalities from the Police.
Gabby Asare Otchere Darko, a private legal practitioner and a cousin to the then flag bearer of the NPP, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was lashed with horse whips by the Police and sustained deep cuts at his back.
There is an unending list of instances when personnel of the Ghana Police Service have been accused of acting unprofessionally by way of brutally assaulting 'suspects'.
Some residents of Tamale were reported to have been assaulted by personnel of the Ghana Police Service during a recent anti-power theft operation.
The Police earlier communicated to the public that four officers of the service have been interdicted in relation to that development.
This move have been appreciated by many Ghanaians.
The Police Service has issued a statement to the public again. According to the police, it has visited victims of the assault and apologised to them.
The police apology, rendered by the leadership of the Northern Regional Police Command, led by its Regional Commander, COP Timothy Yoosa Bonga, on 21st and 22nd September, 2021, included a personal telephone conversation with the victims by the acting Inspector General of Police, Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, who reassured them that the matter would be dealt with decisively.
The statement issued by the Ag. Director-General of Public Affairs of the Police Service, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Kwesi Ofori, said police have “facilitated the medical treatment of the affected persons and paid for the full cost of the treatments” in addition to psychological support provided them by a team of clinical psychologists sent from Accra at the behest of the Police Administration.
Below is the police statement.
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