- An EOCO official had handcuffed a driver of the Aayalolo bus during a disagreement
- GHPATE has said they have sent a petition to EOCO over the conduct of their officer, but have not yet received a response
The Economic and Organized Crime Office has been petitioned by the Greater Accra Passengers Transport Executive (GHAPTE), over the assault of a driver of the Quality Bus Service (Aayalolo) by an EOCO security officer.
This petition comes after an incident last Saturday, when the security officer and the bus driver engaged in a disagreement near Roxy Cinema in Adabraka, Accra.
The argument was over which of them had the right to use the BRT lane along the street in the aforementioned location.
In the heat of the disagreement, the EOCO official is said to have placed the driver in handcuffs.
In a report by Citi FM, the Public Relations Officer of GHAPTE, Fred Chidi, said they are yet to receive a response from EOCO over the conduct of their official.
“The official of EOCO was in a Toyota Saloon car at the Roxy cinema bus stop in Adabraka, that bus stop is the exclusive use of the Aayalolo bus and so while he was in the car, apparently having a conversation with somebody the Aayalolo bus pulls in and there was no place to park.
So the driver gets down and asks the EOCO officer to move the vehicle from the bus stop and the EOCO driver gets into some confrontation with the driver and soon he pulls out his handcuff and cuffs the Aayalolo driver,” Mr. Chidi narrated.
He further remarked that the Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate (MTTD) had been brought in on the issue on the day of the incident, and the matter was resolved with the driver being released from the handcuffs.
Mr. Chidi however noted that EOCO official’s actions were thought to be unwarranted, and he asked since when did officers of that agency start going about town carrying handcuffs.
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