A viral video making rounds on social media showing a young man being brutally assaulted by some Metropolitan guards in Swedru.
The young man in the video is seen kneeling in public pleading. The almost one minute long video also shows a uniformed man kick the young man from behind.
He attempted repeating the act but was stopped by some of the onlookers.
It is unclear what the offense of the assaulted young man is.
Meanwhile, the Police Administration in a statement on Friday, March 22, 2019 said the uniformed man in the viral video is not a police officer.
The statement signed by ASP, Simon Tenku for the Director-General, Public Affairs, Ghana police noted that the person seen kicking the victim in the viral video is not a police officer as widely speculated but a Metropolitan Guard of the Swedru Municipal Assembly.
“The preliminary investigation shows that at about 3:00pm on Thursday, 21 March 2019 at Agona Swedru in the Central Region, the victim was arrested by civilian including Metropolitan guards of the Swedru Municipal Assembly for an alleged offense. The civilians started assaulting the victim/suspect. However, when the attention of the police officer on duty nearby was drawn to the scene, the officer went to the rescue of the victim and filed a report at the Agona Swedru Police Station,” the statement noted.
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Another instance of lawlessness in the country happened March 14, 2019 when a commercial bus driver and his conductor were captured in a video brutally assaulting a police officer.
The two were arrested and subsequently arraigned before court on Monday, March 18, 2019.
Even though President Akufo-Addo has assured Ghanaians of his commitment of fighting the rising acts of lawlessness and impunity in the country.
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