Dadease police assault: Family rejects IGP’s apology as calls mount for justice


The family of a young man said to have been assaulted by a policeman at Dadease near Kumawu in the Ashanti Region has rejected an apology from the IGP as they seek justice for their son.

Speaking in an interview with Asaase News monitored by, the victim’s sister Abena Yeboah snubbed the force’s apology about how her brother was dealt with.

The viral video captures the police officer dragging the suspect on the floor during an arrest at Dadease, near Kumawu in the Ashanti Region. The said officer only identified as Tenkorang has since been detained and interdicted for due process of the law.

“The police commander led a delegation was here on the instructions of the IGP”, said Abena Yeboah. “They also confirm the officer has been detained. This is not the time for any apology we are just seeking justice for my brother. This is very inhumane.”

“We are urging the IGP to go beyond an apology and bring the officer to face the full rigours of the law”, she added. understands that the suspect (now turned victim) has been released on bail. The police have also been engaging the family and other persons of interest over the development.

There is however growing tension among the youth in Dadease who are demanding a total overhaul of the security system to restore confidence in the police service.


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