Police officers assaulted a rasta man over “wee”
The assault of a suspect who was allegedly in possession of marijuana (wee) by two police officers at Asankrangwa in the Western North Region has been turned over to the Police Professional Standards Bureau.
In a video, two officers from the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) can be seen hitting a suspect who was allegedly carrying a bag containing what appears to be marijuana (wee).
The two officers can be seen kicking and shoving the guy down as they attempt to arrest him in the social media video.
The public has raised concerns about the arrest process used in this instance.
The event is being looked into, according to a statement from the Police Administration on Tuesday evening (November 22, 2022).
The two policemen were identified as Inspector Prince Awuah and General Corporal John Ahiamata, both of the Divisional MTTD in Asankrangwa, and it was stated that the victim had been contacted to aid the investigation.
They were referred to the Police Professional Standards Bureau to follow the legal process, it was added.
The police statement and video are included below.
POLICE INVESTIGATES VIRAL VIDEO ASAKRANGWA
In a widely shared video, two police officers are seen fighting and assaulting a member of the public. The police have started an investigation.
A contact has been made with the victim to help with the investigation.
Inspector Prince Awuah and G/Cpl. John Ahiamata, both of the Divisional MTTD Asankrangwa, are the officers involved in the case, which is being handled by the Police Professional Standards Bureau. The officers have been referred to the Bureau so that the proper legal procedures can be followed.