A Police Lance Corporal, Henry Lamptey, popularly known as Chaka, stationed in Tepa in the Ashanti Region, has been captured in a video brutalizing a carpenter who is also domiciled in Tepa.
According to reports, the carpenter, Kwabena Boateng, was assaulted by the officer and two police assistants, for delaying in completing a task given him.
“The officer had contracted the carpenter to produce a piece of furniture for him. The carpenter explained that the type of wood the officer wanted to be used for the furniture was scarce and will delay in executing the job,” a journalist in Tepa, Munkaila Salifu reported.
“But the police officer thought that the carpenter was playing a fast one on him, especially, since he had made part payment, hence, he laid an ambush for him, together with two other officers and attacked the carpenter on a street in Tepa,” Salifu added.
The video shows a woman who attempted to intervene and rescue the carpenter being pushed by the officers.
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The alleged assault comes just weeks after another police officer, Lance Corporal Fred Amanor, was also captured on video brutalising a 36-year-old grandmother who was holding her 2-month-old grandchild in the hall of the Shiashie branch of Midland Savings and Loans in Accra.
He was arrested and arraigned.