Speaker Warns Police Against Brutalities In The Country
The Speaker of Parliament has sent a strong warning to the Ghana Police Service and the other security agencies against brutalities in the country.
Mr. Speaker made a pronouncement that the police brutality of citizens in the country will not be accepted this time around anymore.
He said, “we will no longer tolerate police brutalities in the country because Parliament is the center of this democracy in Ghana and the concept is very clear, We will be forced to take stringent measures to curb this when it persists.”
In Mr. Bagbin’s remarks on the floor as part of the House’s processing of the Defence and Interior Committee’s report on the incident of military-civilian brutality in Wa in the Upper West Region.
However, the Committee, amongst other things, suggested compensation for victims and the trial of the accused.
A video went viral on the street on Thursday, July 1, 2021, showing armed soldiers beating some residents of Wa.
The soldiers claimed they were searching for their stolen mobile phone.
Moreover a day after the incident, a team from the military, led by the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Thomas Oppong Peprah, visited the area and offered an apology to the people of Wa.
Again the Number one gentleman of the land President Akufo Addo also apologized for the brutalities.
The disciplinary action from the military, the Defence and Interior Committee of Parliament was directed to investigate the incident amicably as a request by the Minority side in Parliament.