The Ghana Police Service has interdicted four police officers who were caught on video brutalizing persons accused to have engaged in power theft at Zujung, Darigohi, parts of Lamashegu and Nakpanzoo in Tamale in the Northern Region.
Police say the four officers will face service inquiry, subject to the regulations of the Police Service.
The four officers were captured in separate videos which have now gone viral on social media, brutalizing and breaking into the rooms of persons who were accused of using electricity illegally.
Some of the victims were whipped and handcuffed whiles while one was detained.
The viral video of the assault received widespread condemnation from the General public with calls on the police hierarchy to intervene.
They were assigned to assist officials of the VRA/NEDCO on Tuesday September 21 to arrest persons involved in power theft.
A statement issued by Assistant Commissioner of Police, Kwesi Ofori, Acting Director General in charge of Public Relations at the Police Service confirmed the interdiction, stating that “The Police Administration has with immediate effect, interdicted four police officers working with the Tamale Regional Police Command following the alleged assault of some persons in Tamale in the Northern Region today, Tuesday, September 21”.
The police apologized to the general public, adding that “Processes have commenced to identify the victims for the necessary medical assessment and assistance”.
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