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General News of Wednesday, 4 July 2018


Police officers slap civilians at Accra High Court

The police personnel slapped the civilian and retrieved a purse from him play videoThe police personnel slapped the civilian and retrieved a purse from him

It appears some officials who are expected to enforce the law are rather acting in a discretionary manner as police officers have been captured on camera, slapping civilians right at the forecourt of the Accra High Court.

It is unclear what the said civilians did but reports say the police gave one of them a hot chase and the gentleman, upon apprehension, suffered resounding smacks across the face.

In the video, the police is seen retrieving a purse from a victim and kicking him out of the premises. The bag of another victim was thoroughly searched after which he was also driven away. Just like his ‘colleague’, he was not spared.

The incident happened on Wednesday, after a court sitting where the Attorney-General was ordered to furnish Dr. Stephen Opuni with some documents from the Economic Organised Office (EOCO) and other state agencies to enable the former COCOBOD Chief Executive put up his defence in a suit in which he has been accused of causing financial loss to the state.

Appeals Court Judge, Justice Clemence Honyenuga, who is sitting as an additional High Court Judge, gave the order after the Director of Public Prosecutions, Yvonne Attakora Obuobisa, justified the failure of prosecutors to hand over some documents to defence attorneys.

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