Just as the Midlands Savings and Loans brutal assault by a Lance Corporal on a lactating mother was about to subside, societywatch.net has gotten wind of another case of police brutality according to a Facebook user, Oheneba Cosmos.
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Background of the story;
The alleged incidence happened in Sefwi Akontombra in the Western region of Ghana where the Sefwi Akontombra Police station is located close to a Primary school. During break time, two school boys (names withheld) had a misunderstanding and decided to settle things the “manly” way; they got involved in a fight around the school canteen area. During the exchange, and considering how close the police station is to the school, the District Police Commander saw the two boys fighting. After listening to both sides of the story, he decided (only God knows why) that only one of the boys, a 14 year old primary boy, was at fault and ordered his men to discipline the boy.
This poor school boy was given 36 hot lashes by the policeman. The poor boy, unable to bear the burning sensation from his back, had to rush home. His father who came home to see his son’s sorry state, took the boy to the hospital. Upon reaching the hospital, the doctor on duty requested for a police report form before he would attend to the little boy.
Out of frustration, the boys dad took him to the District BNI office where an order was given to the doctor to give the poor boy medical attention before any other action is taken.
The Police Commander, DSP Obeng, has since apologized for the incidence and is willing to take care of the boys medical bills.
But on a more serious note, where are we heading towards as a country? This is not the first time such an incidence is happening, so let’s stand up for the right thing. These “Police brutalities” must stop immediately.