- A 90-year-old man in the Central Region was made to stand in the sun from 9am to 2pm for not wearing nose mark
- According to the man named Opanin Kwamena Nsonowaa, he was on his way to get items for his 75-year-old wife who was sick at the hospital
- When he was tacked down by the police, the 90-year-old said he pleaded severally for mercy but was never granted until after 5 hours
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Opanin Kwamena Nsonowaa, a 90-year-old man at Twifo Atti-Morkwa in the Central Region has narrated that he was punished by the police to stand in the sun for five hours.
According to myjoyonline.com, the district police officers meted out the punishment to Opanin Kwamena because he did not have a nose mask on.
The 90-year-old revealed that he had gone to visit his 75-year-old wife who was on admission at the Twifo Praso government hospital and was on his way to buy items for her when the police tracked him down.
The 90-year-old man revealed that he pleaded with the police to pardon him and allow him to go and see his wife at the hospital as she was seriously ill and needed the items he had purchased.
Unfortunately, his plea landed on deaf ears as he stood in the scorching sun from 9am in the morning to 2pm in the afternoon.
As readers would recall, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo ordered the Inspector General of Police to enforce the wearing of nose masks around the country to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Currently, Ghana has 3,525 active cases of COVID-19 with 61,489 total confirmed cases since it first came to the shores of the country.
In other news, Joseph Makubu, the Oti Regional minister-designate that was appointed by President Nana Akufo-Addo has finally spoken regarding his selection.
In an interview with Citi 97.3 FM on eye-witness news on January 22, 2020, the newly-appointed minister indicated that he could not believe the news when he first heard it.
In fact, the minister-designate indicated that his interview on Citi FM alone is part of what has given him the assurance his appointment is real.
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