5 policemen interdicted for allegedly assaulting and planting ‘weed’ on driver

Per the victim's account, he was searched and informed that the police had found a wrap of suspected Indian Hemp in the back seat of his car.

5 policemen interdicted for allegedly assaulting and planting ‘weed’ on driver
5 policemen interdicted for allegedly assaulting and planting ‘weed’ on driver

The Ghana Police Service has interdicted five of its officers at Asamankese in the Eastern Region after they allegedly extorted money from a driver, allegedly assaulted him, and planted Indian Hemp on him.

The Police Officers were led by one Chief Inspector William Tawiah. The others are Sgt. Ibrahim Iddi, Sgt. Richard Otoo, Sgt. Samuel Kumah and Cpl. Richard Kpeanaah.

The victim whose name is withheld said the incident took place on January 2,  2022,   at Sukruntu, close to Asamankese.

Per the victim's account, he was searched and informed that the police had found a wrap of suspected Indian Hemp in the back seat of his car.

“That he was arrested and assaulted, and it took a friend called Abu who happened to chance upon the scene to plead on his behalf.

The Policemen demanded and collected 500 cedis from him through his friend Abu before he was released,” according to a police communiqué.

The police, however, only admitted to extorting GHS 450 and not 500 cedis.