Stoutly built civilians said to be members of the ‘Invisible Forces’ of the ruling New Patriotic Party have been captured in a video attacking a policeman at the seat of government – the Flagstaff House.
The assault reportedly took place on January 9 – on the day President Akufo-Addo officially started work after his swearing in.
The video which has gone viral on social media, shows the ‘vigilante group’ chasing the police officer by name ASP Nanka Bruce who sought refuge in a police vehicle.
The officer, who was said to be on secondment at the Flagstaff House during the John Mahama administration, was seen moving out of the premises of the presidency, but was accosted and stopped by an armed military officer was later assaulted and forced out of the car, inspite of attempts by senior police officers to rescue him and restore sanity.
The heavily built men known in the local parlance as ‘Macho men’ pushed and shoved the uniform policemen until a few military personnel came to the scene to salvage the situation.
The latter part of the two minutes and thirty-two seconds video depicts how some unseen faces broke into the garage of ASP Bruce and towed away two of his cars.
Both government and the Police Service are yet to comment on the issue.