Five police officers from Bimbilla who allegedly assaulted a truck driver at Yendi in the Northern Region have been interdicted.
Corporal Kenneth Amoah Korsah, Lance Corporal Prince Agyemang Duah, Lance Corporal Prince Sctordzi Minadzi, Lance Corporal Bruce Xornam and Lance Corporal Samuel Takyi were interdicted to allow for investigations into the case.
The driver in charge of an articulated truck was said to have ignored a signal to stop at a police snap check on the Bimbilla-Yendi road on January 16 at about 9:30 p.m.
According to a police statement issued Tuesday, the driver again refused to stop at a second and third snap checkpoint on the road when signalled by office to stop.
“The officers therefore called the Bimbilla mobile patrol team to assist arrest the driver. The victim drove to the Gbewaa Palace in Yendi, abandoned the truck and sought refuge at the palace. The officers entered the palace, arrested the victim and allegedly assaulted him, injuring him in the process,” the police said.
The police say it is against officers assaulting suspects who are arrested for which reason it has interdicted the officers involved to allow for thorough investigations into the matter.
It said the Northern Regional CID has been directed to institute investigations into the case.
“The people of Yendi particularly the Gbewaa palace are entreated to exercise restraint while police take steps to investigate the matter,” the police appealed.
The police also appealed to persons who witnessed the incident or have any information that can assist the investigations to volunteer same to the police.