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Umaru Sanda Amadu petitions IGP over police patrol team harassment

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Citi FM/Citi TV journalist, Umaru Sanda Amadu has petitioned the Inspector General of Police, James Oppong-Boanuh to thoroughly investigate the recent incident that saw him being harassed and abused by some officers.

This comes after he filed a criminal complaint at the Adabraka Police station over the case of assault.

In the petition filed by his lawyers, Umaru Sanda said the “recalcitrant” officers must be brought to book, noting that their unprofessional conduct has brought the name of the police institution into disrepute.

“The unprofessional conduct of these men has brought the name of the service into disrepute.
It also has the potential of causing unnecessary confrontation and apprehension among the citizenry should they be stopped randomly and subjected to such humiliation and unprofessional searches,” excerpts of the petition read.

Background

The Journalist in a live video shared on social media weeks ago was seen to have been stopped by personnel of Ghana Police Service on Saturday for a random search of his car for drugs and weapons.

The Police in the video were see searching every compartment of the car so they could find something to implicate him.

At a point, they literally stripped him publicly as one of them asked he takes off his shirt and other clothes to be thoroughly searched.

After a thorough search of the car and on him, Umaru Sanda Amadu made the police aware of his intentions to sue them because he has been verbally abused by one of the officers.

Peeved by claims of taking them to court, the Police Officer who saw nothing wrong with the search dares him to do his worse.

“You’ll go where? If you’ll go to court for police searching you, I don’t have a problem. My brother, you can go to the moon court for me searching you,” one of the Police officers was heard saying in a little exchange with Umaru Sanda.

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