Residents of Mile 7, a suburb of Achimota in Accra are lamenting over what they describe as the shady deals of the Mile 7 police station involving unwarranted arrests and illegally false sentences mainly plotted by enemies of the said victims who are in police custody.
Recounting an instance of such unwarranted arrests, one of the residents of Mile 7, Jeffrey Nii Odartey Lamptey narrated how his mother was imprisoned because she had acted as a citizen vigilante in her neighborhood against the construction of containers along unapproved routes. Reporting the incidence to Yen.Com.Gh, Mr Lamptey lamented the ordeal his mother had to go through after she was picked up by a supposed police officer who had no form of identification.
According to Mr Lamptey, the afternoon of Sunday, December 27, his mother was walking home from church, when she noticed that cement blocks were being laid for the mounting a container right at the entrance to the main Street (16th close, New Achimota), the route to their house. She expressed her disagreement with the mounting of the container to the workers and then went into her family home.
According to Mr Lamptey, his mother was asked to write her statement after she made bail. On her return home, the container had been mounted. He added that the police in the neighbourhood are fond of not not proper investigations, citing a number of instances where 'innocent' people were picked up and locked in cells for days.