- A young man has received some punishment from security personnel for refusing to go back home during the lockdown in Accra
- In a viral video, the said young man allegedly said he was whipped by the police for going out at dawn
- The video showed the man who lives around Nima with cane marks all over his body from the beating he received
Our Manifesto: This is what YEN.com.gh believes in
A young man has received some beatings from security personnel for refusing to go back home during the lockdown in Accra.
In a viral video sighted by YEN.com.gh, the said young man allegedly said he was whipped by the police for going out at dawn.
The video showed the man who lives around Nima with cane marks all over his body from the beating he received.
READ ALSO: 1st video of lockdown Day 1 in Accra pops up
READ ALSO: Shatta Wale's dad 'blesses' live band instruments ahead of son's concert
As part of the president’s initiative to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus, Akufo-Addo gave a directive to the security agencies to lockdown some regions in the country.
To control activities and prevent further spread of the virus, security personnel have been deployed into the restricted zones (Accra, Tema and Kumasi) to ensure compliance.
READ ALSO: Rev Obofour donates GHC 100,000, items to Tema General Hospital
However, the young man defied the president's order and refused to go back home when the security personnel asked him to.
READ ALSO: COVID-19 Kwadwo Nkansah Lil Win joins fight against coronavirus
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that President Akufo-Addo recently outlined stringent measures including a partial lockdown of major cities in Ghana to help prevent and contain further spread of the coronavirus.
The lockdown took effect today, March 30, 2020, and is expected to last two weeks subject to review by the President of Ghana.
Today, most streets in the capital appear dead to human and vehicular traffic.
YEN.com.gh showed the 1st video showing some major business streets that have all been deserted because of the lockdown in the capital.
Coronavirus in Ghana: Disinfection of Accra Markets against COVID-19 | #Yencomgh
Know someone who is extremely talented and needs recognition? Your stories and photos are always welcome. Get interactive via our Facebook page.
Enjoyed reading our story? Download YEN's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major Ghana news!