Police beaters in viral video fined GHC1,800 each

Police beaters in viral video fined GHC1,800 each

- A trotro driver and his mate on March 14, 2019, mercilessly beat up a policeman for attempting to arrest them for committing an offense

- Both the driver and his mate have been fined GHC 1,800 each

- Failure to pay up that amount would land them in jail

A commercial vehicle driver, known in our local parlance as trotro driver, Albert Ansah, 33, and his conductor (mate), Francis Buabeng, who mercilessly assaulted a police officer at Weija, have been handed a fine.

The Weija High Court presided over by Justice Bernard Bentsil imposed a fine of 150 penalty units each on the two at a fine of GHC1,800 in total.

Inability to raise the said amount to clear their fine would result in them spending a year in jail.

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Both the driver and his mate on March 14, 2019, mercilessly beat up Constable Julius Mawule Ekpe for trying to arrest them flouting road traffic regulations.

As has become the practice of most commercial bus drivers, the driver reportedly stopped in the middle of a road to wait for some passengers who were on the other side of the road at Weija to cross and hopefully join his bus.

Constable Ekpe, who was nearby, decided to intervene by arresting the two but got beaten up.

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In other news, the two University of Ghana lecturers fingered in the BBC documentary on Sex for Grades have been found guilty by the committee set up to investigate the scandal.

The lectures - Prof. Ransford Gymapo and Dr Paul Butakor - were found guilty of misconduct and the committee report recommended they appear before the University of Ghana’s Disciplinary committee for further actions.

A statement released by the university’s public affairs directorate stated that the committee found prima facie evidence of breaches of the University’s Code of Conduct and Statutes against the two lecturers.

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