[L-R] The driver and his mate[/caption]The commercial (trotro) driver and his conductor accused of assaulting a police officer are alleged to have been tortured in police custody, and are currently said to be in critical condition at Bureu of National Investigations (BNI) cells. The left eye of the driver, Francis Buabeng, is “almost damaged” and has been left with bad ear due to continous slaps and severe beatings from the police officer the driver and his mate allegedly assaulted. Buaben and his mate, Albert Ansah, face a possible erectile problems as the police officer whose name has not been given, allegedly stepped countless times on the pelvic and scrotum of the two in the course of the torturing. Executive Secretary of COPEC Duncan Amoah revealed this to 3news.com after visiting the accused persons in BNI cells Friday together with lawyers and officials from Amnesty International Ghana and Human Rights Advocacy Centre. According to Mr Amoah, the driver and the mate recounted their ordeal happened on Monday after the Wieja Circuit Court remanded them into police custom. After the court proceedings, he said the police officer at the centre of the casse apprehended driver and the mate “in handcuffs in custody and subject[ed] them to severe beatings and torture and grave abuses”. He said it was after the torture incident that the two were transferred from police custody to BNI custody, where he said “they have been relatively safer and well treated including being given some drugs by the good officers at the BNI”. “The BNI has done its best so far since they were moved there,” he stated. He said lawyers of the two accused persons are “working around the clock” to ensure that the two are granted bail within the shortest possible time for them to seek immediate medical attention as “their conditions are deteriorating by the hour”.