Police Inspector Interdicted For Handcuffing Man Over GH¢2 ‘Akpeteshie’ Debt
The Ghana Police Service has interdicted one officer, Inspector Kennedy Mantey Ampofo, over professional misconduct.
This was contained in a statement signed by the acting Bono Regional Head of the Public Affairs Unit, Superintendent Patrick Okai Kodjoe.
According to the statement, the police hierarchy took action against the officer stationed at Sampa District Police Command for handcuffing a certain Frank Kofi Adu without due process.
“The said police inspector has been referred to the Police Professional Standards Bureau(PPSB) to allow for a thorough investigation into the matter,” the statement said.
This comes after Frank Kofi Adu, a cobbler in Suma Ahenkro near Sampa in the Jaman North District of the Bono Region, was reportedly handcuffed by the policeman popularly known as Opete, who operates a drinking spot, for his inability to settle GH¢2 debt on alcohol he bought.
In a video, the victim indicated that he visited the police officer’s drinking spot with a friend to make a purchase but could not pay for it.
He then told the owner of the drinking spot, a policeman, that he would settle his bill later, but the officer disagreed and handcuffed him overnight.
Kofi Adu then headed to Suma Ahenkro Police Station for assistance, but they couldn’t open the handcuffs, which caused his hands to swell.
Below is the statement from the police