5 Cops Interdicted Over Assault In Ya Na’s Palace

The driver with his mate at the Gbewaa Palace

The Police Administration has interdicted five police officers
attached to the Northern Regional Police Command for allegedly assaulting a
driver and injuring him in the process at the Gbewaa Palace in Yendi.

A statement signed by the Northern Regional Criminal Investigation
Department (CID) Officer, Supt. Otuo Acheampong, named the interdicted officers
as Corporal Kenneth Amoah Korsah, Lance Corporal Prince Agyeman Duah, Lance
Corporal Prince Sectordzi Minadzi, Lance Corporal Bruce Xornam and Lance
Corporal Samuel Takyi.

The statement said on 16th January 2020, the victim who
was driving an articulated truck on the Bimbilla-Yendi road allegedly ignored
signals by police officers at the first, second and third checkpoints which
prompted the police officers to call the Bimbilla mobile patrol team to assist
in arresting the driver.

The team trailed the driver to the Gbewaa Palace where he
abandoned the truck and sought refuge at the palace. He was then arrested and
assaulted by the interdicted policemen, who injured him in the process.

The statement further said the Police Administration is against unprofessional
conducts by officers, and the CID had been directed to institute investigation
into the matter.

The police entreated the public to exercise restraint as investigation into the matter continued. They appealed to eyewitnesses to come forward to assist in the investigation.

FROM Eric Kombat, Yendi