Cop beaters arrested and arraigned before court

A commercial vehicle driver and his mate, who were captured on video mercilessly beating up a policeman, have been arrested by the Odorkor Police.

Cop beaters

The driver and the bus conductor would be put before court today, Monday, 18 2019, Public Relations Officer of the Accra Regional Command, DSP Effia Tenge has said.

Francis Buabeng, a 26-year-old driver and Albert Ansah, a 33-year-old driver's mate, were arrested after a formal complaint was lodged by the assaulted police officer to the Odorkor Police.

The victim, Constable Julius Mawuli Ekpe, attached to the Regional Visibility Unit, who sustained various degrees of injury, has been treated and discharged at the Police Hospital.

The vehicle has also been towed to the Odorkor Police Station while investigations into the matter continue.


DSP Afia Tenge said the incident occurred on March 14 at Mallam in Accra.

She said constable Ekpe was on duty on the Kasoa-Mallam road and spotted a sprinter commercial (trotro) bus with registration number AW 855-14 loading passengers in the middle of the Kasoa-Mallam highway.

She added: "The policeman approached the driver to move his vehicle from the road but the driver and his mate who were busily calling for passengers refused to move."

According to her, "the police is appalled by the kind of growing lawlessness especially by drivers and motorists on the routes of Accra and to a larger extent the entire country."


"The police administration and the regional command will like to state that this kind of growing lawlessness will not be countenanced and these people will be made to face the full rigors of the law."


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