E/R: How a curse-invoking man triggered interdiction of five policemen at Asamankese [Video]

The five policemen are facing service inquiry

Five policemen are facing service inquiry after a man captured in a viral video accused them of planting Indian Hemp in his car.

In the two separate videos, the victim named as Tamimu Yahaya, 31, said the incident happened on Sunday, January 2, while he was in charge a DV plated Toyota Corolla saloon car owned by his friend – to buy a tire at Anum Apapam, near Asamankese in the Eastern Region of Ghana.

“When I reached Sukruntu, which is closed to Asamankese the armed policemen stopped me and begun to search the car. Moments later one of them informed me that they have found wraps of Indian Hemp at the back seat.

“I was handcuffed and assaulted. It took my friend who came to negotiate with the officers as they demanded five hundred cedis before they released me from custody. He managed to pay four hundred and fifty cedis”, Tamimu who stood furiously near a river with a bottle of schnapp narrated as he invoked curses on the officers.

The viral video has triggered widespread condemnation on social media. The Divisional Commander at the Asamankese Police Headquarters is in touch with the victim as the Inspector General of Police (IGP), orders interdiction of all the five men in uniform as part of investigations.

The IGP has further directed all weapons, uniforms and other police accoutrements in their possession be collected into safe custody, according to a police report.

The personnel have been identified as G/Sgt Ibrahim Iddi, G/Sgt Richard Otoo, G/Sgt Samuel Kumah, G/Sgt Richard Kpeanaah and Chief Inspector William Tawiah, the leader of the team.


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