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.

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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.”

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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:

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