At the time that the Acting IGP George Dampare is doing everything to rebrand the police service and boost public confidence in it, some of his boys seem to have vowed that they will do anything to ensure he does not succeed. This morning, the Northern Electricity Distribution Company (NEDCo) loss control team carried out an operation along with the police at Nakpanzoo, a suburb of Tamale to arrest people suspected to be engaging in power theft. What should have been a simple operation turned into vicious mistreatment for residents of the area as the police disregarded the law to go on rampage, beating, whipping and pepper spraying anybody they see. The situation became even worse for people who were caught allegedly stealing power as some of them were lined up before their families and whipped seriously.
The Assemblyman for the area who doubles as presiding member for the Tamale Metropolis, Hon. Alhassan Yogudoo, has condemned the actions of the police and has given an indication of pursuing the issue further to its logical conclusion. He said there is no place for mob justice in a country like Ghana which is governed by the rule of law.
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Social media users have also been reacting to some of the brutalities captured in videos which have now gone viral. Here are some of their reactions.
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