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Video: Police officer assaulted by two civilians

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh

A Police officer has been assaulted by two civilians in a viral video on social media at Kasoa in the Central Region.

In the viral video, the police officer appeared helpless and the only thing that saved him from the heavy punches from these young men was his helmet. According to police situational report, on Thursday at Weija the driver seen in the video with his mate beating the officer stopped in the middle of the road to wait for some passengers.

This actions by the driver caused heavy traffic on the road and in the process, a motorbike ran into the rear of a private car.

Then the police officer who has been assaulted went there to help the situation, the driver nearly hit him with the vehicle and sped off, the officer then took an Okada and followed them.

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After catching up with them, the police officer requested that the driver follow him to the Police station and that resulted in the attack on him by the driver and his mate.

The report also added that after the confrontations, the driver and his mate abandoned the vehicle and went away.

They managed to tow the vehicle to Odorkor police station and on Friday day, one WO came that the vehicle belongs to him but the district commander did not release the car to him.

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Why this shouldn’t have happened

As most people easily condemn a Police officer any time they assault citizens or even journalists, same must be done if citizens take the law into their own hands especially assaulting an officer mandated by law to maintain peace and order.

This act of assaulting will go a long way to affect the work of the Police service if perpetrators of the act are not brought to book.

The big question that will be asked is if the enforcers of the law cannot protect themselves then how can they protect us, the action must be condemned by all and the offenders must be punished.

Video below: Ghana News