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Koforidua Police Officers Who Tortured Man In Custody Interdicted

Mr. James Oppong-Boanuh, Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), has directed the immediate interdiction of two Police officers stationed in Koforidua Railway Police station and spotted in a viral video torturing a man in their custody in the Eastern Regional Capital.                                                       

The two interdicted officers, General Sergeant Patrick Amoako and General Lance Corporal Isaac Kofi Marfo were seen using belts to beat a man accused by his employer of stealing GH¢1,600.

The video, said to have been shot by the complainant, has stirred public outrage regarding the maltreatment of the suspect by the police officers.

But before the furore gets out of hand, the top hierarchy of the Police has invoked its punitive powers by interdicting the officers.

“The Police Administration is urging the public to exercise caution in the spreading of the video since the Police has begun investigation into the case,” a statement from the Public Affairs Directorate of the Ghana Police Service said.

Meanwhile, Mr. Aglebe Daniel, father of a 28-year-old Police torture victim, Aglebe Dodzi has said, he wants the law to be applied to its logical conclusion to face the law in order to serve as a wakeup call for other officers who have taken the law into their hands.

He has declined to listen to some perceive chiefs and very important personalities who have waged into the matter to plea for leniency shortly after this online breaking the news on Monday, September 30, 2019.

According to him, the two Police officers sergeant Amoako and lance corporal Marfo have ran to a certain Nana Obudgya Asante II, a sub chief in the New Juaben Traditional Area and a childhood friend to intervene on their behalf.


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