Sekondi-Takoradi based radio station Ahotor Fm renowned sports journalist who goes by the name Solomon Amankwah beaten by unknown policeman yesterday at Sekondi.
A plainclothes policeman identified as Obuasi assaulted one renowned sports journalist after a little misunderstanding they had yesterday at Sekondi.
According to the renowned sports journalist Solomon Amankwah, he parked his vehicle at the Sekondi Police station Komfoase but he unfortunately left his keys locked in the vehicle.
After he tried finding something to open his vehicle in order to get his car key back, this plainclothes officer attacked him because he thinks he is a thief or a car jacker.
Solomon Amankwah who is well know in the media space in Western Region said he tried his best to explain to the plainclothes policeman the situation at hand but he refuses to listen to his side of the story.
Solomon Amankwah was then pounced by the plainclothes policeman after his explanation that he is finding a way to get back his key.
The plainclothes policeman was influenced by alcohol or he was a bit drunk.
Solomon Amankrah Writes:
3rd of January 2022
A police officer at the Sekondi Police Station assaults me over a misunderstanding
I had gone to the police station to park my car there and unfortunately had my keys locked in the car…..
In a process of trying to find something to open the car, a police office not in uniform and wearing a earrings appeared and started questioning me…
I had explained that I was looking for a small metal I could use to try and open my car… That I am a journalist and I even have a father who is also a police officer that’s why I usually park my car there…
The officer by nick name OBUASI wouldn’t even have my explanation so started raising his voice at me… I told him he shouldn’t intimidate me cos I’m not a thief and that am a journalist.
Well because he had taken in alcohol he just pounced on me started hitting my face leaving me bleeding profusely with bruises and swells all over my face…
I’ve tried getting his name but none want to give it to me
They all call him OBUASI
But then again I ask, if I am even a thief, should a police officer who has swore to protect lives and property take the law in his own hands when the person(suspect) hasn’t resisted arrest of tried to fight him?
Ghana Police Service this is a test case to prove that civilians can trust the police to protect them
George Akuffo Dampare George Akuffo Dampare our highly respected Inspector General of Police can the citizenry still have faith in the Ghana Police Service?
Ministry of the Interior, Ghana How do we get these men in the service
We will fight this with our last breath