The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Afigya Kwabre South in the Ashanti Region, Adu Poku Christian has been beaten by armed policemen who were enforcing the lockdown in the area.
According to MyNewsGh,the DCE and some journalists were whipped with vehicle fan belts and horsewhips by the enraged security officers.
An eyewitness and aide to the DCE said,“A pickup vehicle was overloaded with some of the security men without recourse to the social distancing protocols. When the DCE sought to find out why and if he could be of help, the commander became angry and violent. He started beating up the DCE and was joined by his subordinates. I had to flee for my life”, he told MyNewsGh.com.
Asked the state of the DCE he responded “he is badly injured, bleeding seriously and as we speak he is at the Regional Police Headquarters where the matter was referred to. They treated my boss as though he is a criminal”
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Friday, March 27, declared a partial lockdown of Accra and Kumasi, the epicenters of the Coronavirus diseases in Ghana.
The decision, according to the President is to help curb the spread of COVID-19 which has led to five deaths and infected some 152 people