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General News of Wednesday, 3 May 2017


Taxi driver stripped naked: 'Angry' IGP orders probe into incident

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), David Asante-Apeatu, has ordered an immediate investigation into an incident where a police officer stripped a taxi driver naked for allegedly 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.

The Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, Superintendent Cephas Arthur told Benard Nasara Saibu on Starr Today that the Police administration is not happy about the incident.

“The attention of the service has been drawn to the incident and the Police is not happy at all about the incident. We were at a meeting today and the IGP ordered for immediate investigation into the incident. The police officer has no justification to strip an offender naked in any way,” he stated.

Meanwhile, the Bureau of Public Safety has commended the Police administration for the swift response to the incident.

“The Police are handicapped sometimes when they come into contact with recalcitrant people and mostly because our system is paper-based it is sometimes difficult and cumbersome to address certain issues that is why we advocate for the Police to get drivers to visit the insurance companies very often so that when drivers commit offences and get away they can easily be apprehended and dealt with appropriately to serve as a deterrent to others,” the Executive Director of the Bureau Nana Yaw Akwada said.