April 1,2020//-The Independent Police Complaints Coalition (IPOCOCO), a group of civil society organizations/individuals advocating for the setting up of an independent police complaint body for Ghana, has asked the security agencies to respect the human rights of civilians as the country embarks on 14 days of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) lockdown.
The commercial bus driver and his mate, who were publicly captured in a video assaulting a police officer have been freed.
The two – Francis Buabeng and Albert Ansah were fined GHS 3,600 or will have been sentenced to 12 months in prison in default.
A Circuit Court in Weija, Accra, convicted them after they were found guilty of assault following their arrest in March 2019 during which they exchanged blows with a uniformed police officer.
Two Gambian soldiers working for a hit squad controlled by former President Yahya Jammeh on Monday admitted to participating in the 2005 execution of 56 West African migrants, including 44 Ghanaians on the orders of Jammeh.
Lieutenant Malick Jatta and Corporal Omar A. Jallow revealed to Gambia’s Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) that the migrants were executed by the “Junglers” squad, a paramilitary force that took orders from Jammeh, across the Gambian border in Senegalese territory.
From 16th March, 2019, a video of two men physically assaulting a police officer went viral. Shortly thereafter, the two men who were later identified as a ‘trotro’ driver, Francis Buabeng, and his mate, Albert Ansah were arrested by the Police. They were arraigned before the Circuit Court at Weija on 18th March 2019, where their pleas were taken.