Posted: Sunday 15th June 2014 at 19:06 pm

Taxi driver hauls two soldiers before CHRAJ for ‘punishing’ him to sweep

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The Military High Command has begun investigations into claims by a 30 year old mason that some military personnel forced him to sweep and collect rubbish at Burma Camp as punishment for driving without license.

Christian Worlasi says his right to human dignity was violated in the incident which happened last week, and is demanding the personnel involved are brought to book.

According to Joy News’ Joseph Opoku Gakpo, the victim, Christian Worlasi went to drop his children in his brother’s taxi at Burma Camp.

He said though he owned a driver’s license, he did not have it on him while he drove through the Burma Camp villa gate.

He says upon realizing he did not possess a driver’s license, the two military police personnel on duty at the check point shouted at him, threatened to impound his vehicle and later handed him broom, and forced him to sweep around for more than 10 minutes.

He says he did the sweeping under duress, because the military personnel were wielding guns and he felt intimidated.

Christian has petitioned the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice, asking that it compels the Ghana Armed Forces to apply the necessary punitive measures against the said military personnel.

Meanwhile, Joy news has learnt the personnel involved were summoned to appear before a higher officer last Thursday, to answer questions pertaining to the issue.

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