A video showing two Ghanaian Policemen allegedly beating a man at a police station has gone viral after being published on social media, calling attention to police brutality in the West African country.
The officers stationed at the Railway Police Station in Koforidua, the Eastern Regional capital are spotted in the video assaulting the man who has been accused of stealing GHS 1,600.
The handcuffed suspect, who was topless and wore grey shorts denied the theft allegations, but the uniformed officers were not ready yet to back down.
One of the officers, – in a bid to get the suspect confess to the offense, lashed the suspect mercilessly with a belt as he begged for mercy.
Some Ghanaians who have seen the video on social and traditional media have condemned the act and are calling on the police hierarchy to investigate the matter.
DailymailGH has gathered that the officers have been interdicted by the acting Inspector General of Police, COP James Oppong Buanuh.
The officers have been identified as General Sergeant Patrick Amoako and General Lance Corporal Isaac Marfo.
A statement from the Public Affairs Unit of the service said a thorough investigation has been launched into the matter.
“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.
By J. Ofori, Daily Mail GH