Uber driver 'bullies' are not police officers – Police administration

Police administration deny reports that security personnel who assaulted Uber driver are police officers

In a statement sighted by, the Police administration said the security personnel who bullied the Uber driver are rather Community Police Assistants.

Ghanaians were outraged last Sunday when a video of some security personnel assaulting an Uber driver popped up on social media.

The video showed three officers trying to arrest the driver of a blue Suzuki Alto, who is said to have tried to overtake other cars.


The driver, who tried to resist the arrest, was dragged out of his car by the officers, leading to a fracas between them.

In the video, one officer was shouting on the driver to step out of his car, while the other two manhandled him.

A lady passenger in the car who tried to calm the situation was hit with a slap by one of the police officers.

The lady passenger who goes by the handle @Belalynch narrating the ordeal on Twitter said the police officers sprayed pepper into the driver's eye to subdue him.


However, the Police administration has denied reports that the said security personnel were police officers.

The Police Service, though, confirmed that the assaulted Uber driver has formally lodged a complaint, with investigations already underway.

“So far, investigation revealed that the said officers have been identified as Community Police Assistant, (CPA) and not Police Officers. They are however assisting investigation… The Police Service further assures the public that we are committed to carrying out our mandate with the mission to deliver services in crime prevention, detection, apprehension and prosecution of offenders consistent with international best standards by respecting the human rights of all and adherence to professional police practices,” the Police statement added.


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