Officers found culpable of using excessive force on citizens during lockdown will be prosecuted - Prez. Akufo-Addo
President Akufo-Addo says officers of both the military and police who will be found culpable of using excessive force on citizens to adhere to the lockdown directives will be prosecuted.
This comes after several videos and reports came up of security officials clashing with citizens who are said to have flouted the lockdown directive.
The President said even though most of the videos circulating on social media are false, the Inspector General of Police James Oppong Boanuh and the Chief of the Defence Staff Lieutenant General Obed Akwa have begun investigations into alleged brutalities.
The President, however, said he was unhappy with some citizens who deliberately refuse to obey the directives.
Meanwhile, Ghana's COVID-19 cases stand at 214 as at 0600GMT on Sunday, April 5, 2020.
Six of the cases were confirmed in the Greater Accra Region while the remaining three were recorded in the Ashanti Region.
One of the patients who contracted the disease in the Greater Accra region, a 37-year-old woman, had no travel history, neither did she have any contact with another confirmed case.