Security operatives cannot assault citizens under the guise of peace – GBA
The Ghana Bar Association (GBA) has condemned pockets of assault on citizens by some operatives of security agencies in the country.
The association warned law enforcement agents not to hide under the guise of maintaining peace to cause mayhem.
“Under no circumstance should operatives of the security agencies under the pretext of maintaining peace, manhandle and assault people or use physical force which sometimes results in the victims’ death. The rule of law must prevail at all times in our dear country,” the group said in a statement.
Their concerns follow growing insecurity following the killing of a social media activist, Ibrahim Mohammed, popularly known as Kaaka.
Two others involved in a protest to demand justice for Kaaka’s death were also gunned down in Ejura.
The statement also tabled a list of cases that raises concerns in the country.
It referred to past incidents, including the killing of some Ghanaians during the 2020 election, the invasion of parliament by soldiers, and the attack on some residents in Wa by military personnel.
The GBA called on the government and other stakeholders to ensure that investigations into these incidents are thorough, swift and fair.
It expressed hope that those found culpable in such incidents would be duly punished.
Below is the statement