A video has gone viral showing a young man brutally assaulted by a city guard.
The incident, believed to have happened in Agona Swedru in the Central Region on Thursday, captured the man, whose identity is unconfirmed, surrounded by a crowd while kneeling by the roadside.
Without warning, a heavy boot from a metropolitan guard of the Swedru Municipal Assembly smashed his head from behind, tumbling his frame to the ground amidst creams from the crowd as a police officer surges forward to intervene.
The Ghana Police Administration says the uniformed man captured in a video that has gone viral, kicking the head of a young man is not a police officer.
“The attention of the Police Administration has been drawn to a video which has gone viral on social media, in which a uniformed person is seen kicking a young man who was kneeling before some civilians. The person seen kicking the victim in the said video is not a police officer,” the police noted in a statement issued, Friday.
The Police noted that the man seen in the video assaulting the boy is instead a metropolitan guard with the Swedru Municipal Assembly.
“He is a civilian, a metropolitan guard of the Swedru Municipal Assembly. Preliminary investigation shows that at about 3:00 pm on Thursday, 21st March 2019 at Agona Swedru in the Central region, the victim was arrested by civilians including metropolitan guard of the Swedru Municipal Assembly for an alleged offence.”
According to her, officers of the city guard have also been invited to help in the ongoing investigation.
Below is the statement from the Police: