A Police officer has allegedly assaulted a lecturer of the University of Ghana, Legon.
According to reports, the police officer slapped the lecturer during misunderstanding at the Kotoka International Airport on Sunday, September, 17.
Dr. Kobby Mensah, who is the Coordinator, Marketing and Communications officer at the University of Ghana Business School said, the police officer Wilson Oku, in an apparent show of power, slapped him during a misunderstanding between him and some police personnel over parking duration at the Airport drop off zone.
The lecturer narrating his ordeal to the press said he had gone to the airport at about 7:30pm to drop off a research colleague who was travelling to the United Kingdom.
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According to him, he pulled over at the drop off zone at the airport and while he and his colleague were loading luggage on a trolley, one of the officers, named Samuel Arthur, asked him to drive away claiming he had parked for 10 minutes.
"I went to drop a colleague at the Airport and while waiting for the trolley to unpack the things then came a Police Officer I only got his name as Arthur and tells me I have been there for over ten minutes so I should move my car.
"I tried to explain to him that I had been there for only five minutes and then he starts screaming on top of his voice and tells me I should move , then I get to sit in the car and said please don’t abuse power, this indiscipline must stop, you don’t go about intimidating people like that then he calls for reinforcement and the next minute this Police Officer stretches his hand through the window and slaps me, and then he goes ahead to call his boss," he narrated.