- City guards within the Adenta -Madina jurisdiction have resorted to caning pedestrians who are refusing to use the Madina-Adenta footbridge
- The pedestrians who decided to cross the main road directly beneath the bridge were made to kneel down
- Pedestrians who were punished described their experience as inhumane
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Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that pedestrians in the La-Nkwantanang Municipal Assembly are being subjected to inhumane treatment by the municipal guards for not using the newly constructed footbridges.
The guards in some instances are seen caning the pedestrians for not using the footbridges. They were also made to kneel and wave moving vehicles.
In a report filed by GHOne news, one of the unfortunate pedestrians, Janet Adama, expressed disappointment in how she was treated by the guards.
Adama like many others who encountered the guards was made to kneel down and wave in the full glare of the public.
The conduct of the guards breaches article 5(2) of the 1992 Constitution which prohibits torture and other cruel, inhuman treatment or punishment.
According to the said article, the dignity of all persons shall be inviolable, and whether or not he or she is arrested, restricted, or detained, be subjected to—
(a) torture or other cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment;
(b) any other condition that detracts or is likely to detract from his dignity and worth as a human being.
About a year ago, residents of Madina-Adenta took to the streets to protest over the unending motor accidents that were recorded on that stretch.
The last straw was the death of a Muslim girl who was a student of the West African Secondary School at Adenta.
The death of the young lady caused a public outcry as her family members and other residents who had had enough of the road accidents took to the streets to demonstrate to register their displeasure.
This caused the government to expedite work on the bridges which had for a long time stalled for unknown reasons.
In other news, a student of the University of Cape Coast (UCC), has passed away under very sad circumstances.
Priscilla Owusu Achia, a first-year student of UCC passed on days after being knocked down by a car on the Cape Coast- Takoradi Highway.
A statement by UCC's management indicates that she was knocked down on Saturday, April 10, 2021, but gave up the ghost on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.
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