In a short statement posted on the Ghana Police Service’s Facebook Page, the Police Administration has clarified that the officers seen in a video that went viral on several social media platforms of police officers assaulting an Uber driver were community police assistants and not officers of the Ghana Police Service.
The incident occurred at Sowutuom last Saturday around Pentecost University.
According to the releaseby the Ghana Police Service, “the said Uber driver, has lodged a formal complaint at the Sowutuom Police station and the incident is being investigated”
“So far, investigation revealed that the said Officers have been identified as Community Police Assistant, (CPA) and not Police Officers. They are however, assisting investigation.”
The Police Service further assured the public that they are committed to carrying out their mandate with the mission to deliver services in crime prevention, detection, apprehension and prosecution of offenders consistent with international best standards by respecting the human rights of all and adherence to professional police practices.