A viral video showed a suspect, Stephen Gyedu, 30, whose hands had been tamed behind him and seated on the floor of a room in the presence of some police personnel and a female civilian.
The suspect who identified himself as a digital driver in the video was being interrogated by one of the police personnel while a woman who identified herself as a tenant in the same house as the suspect, kept physically assaulting the suspect.
The suspect, responding to the questions, said he plotted with a church colleague, known as Yaw, to attack his father for money under the disguise of a robbery attack.
Asked why he did that, the suspect said “I am a fool” and subsequently said he was faced with financial challenges.
Following the circulation of the video, the Ghana Police Service says the Police Administration has directed the Police Professional Standards Bureau (PPSB) to probe the case.
“The PPSB is to report its findings of the investigation to the Police Administration for any disciplinary measures against anybody found culpable.
“We would like to state unequivocally that the Police abhor the maltreatment of suspects and therefore outrightly condemn the treatment of the alleged suspect.
“The Police Administration would like to remind personnel of the service to always be guided by the fundamental human rights of all persons and act in accordance with the law”, a statement from the police said.
Source: Opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini