The Inspector General of Police (IGP), David Asante-Apeatu on May, 3 2017 ordered an immediate investigation into an incident where a police officer allegedly stripped a taxi driver naked for jumping a red light.
The victim, Kwabena Danso, was stripped naked in public by his accuser Gabriel Tabiri, who is stationed at the Anyaa Police Station. Pictures of the incident have gone viral on social media.
But according to the outcome of a police investigation, the taxi driver stripped himself naked in his bid to avoid arrest.
The findings read in part that: “The taxi driver drove through a red light at Anyaa Market junction on 2nd May, 2017.
“The Taxi driver resisted lawful arrest, struggled with arresting officer, tearing his own trousers and dress to free himself from the grips of the arresting officer.
“The Taxi driver assaulted the police officer in uniform as corroborated by witnesses.”