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Ben Dotse Malor, the former Communications Advisor to the former president John Dramani Mahama has shared a chilling story of how a policeman pulled a gun on him at the Atomic Roundabout in Accra.
Narrating his ordeal on Facebook, the chief editor at UN news dailies, said he was on his way to the house of Professor Dumor to collect some copies of the late Kola’s books to send to Ketasco when this policeman came accusing him of using a phone while driving.
Mr. Malor stated that even though he was not using his phone, he tried to reason with the policeman in order to not cause traffic or create a scene.
He said the highly agitated power-drunk policeman on a motorbike will not reason with him but instead, pulled his bike in front of his non-moving car preventing him from moving and causing or worsening traffic situation on the stretch.
The former government appointee continued that, when he tried to move his car and park properly to allow for free flow of traffic, the policeman pulled his gun from the holster and cocked it.
“When I tried to move my car and park forward so as not to block the entire roundabout, he claimed I was about to abscond and so pulled out a gun from his holster and cocked it. Frightening but somehow I stayed at my wheel.”
Mr. Malor said, a young man who was observing what was going on came to his aid and joined them to the Legon Police Station as a witness.
“When the witness who got in the car with me told the truth of the story at the police station, this agitated policeman turned on him and held the waist of his clothes, pushing to beat him, but the gentleman stayed calm. He was almost beaten - for stating the truth ... in the presence of the policewoman on duty. I felt so sad and sorry for this Good Samaritan.”
Eventually, he made some calls and a professor he knew came to the police station before the harassment stopped.
This is not the first time a policeman has misbehaved or bullied civilians for no wrong done.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) has frozen assets of Council of State member Nii Kotei Dzani.
According to a report by Class FM, the assets frozen include; 41 bank accounts of Ideal Finance, Mr. Dzani’s landed properties and vehicles.
Mr. Kotei Dzani was a director of the defunct Ideal Finance.
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