The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Afigya Kwabre South in the Ashanti Region, Adu Poku Christian was on Tuesday [March 31,2020] subjected to the beatings of his life by armed policemen enforcing the lockdown in the area.
MyNewsGh.com confirmed that the appointee who is the head of the District Security Committee (DISEC) and some journalists were whipped with vehicle fan belts and horse whips by the enraged security officers.
According to an eyewitness and an aide to the DCE, they were moving from one checkpoint to the other distributing nose masks, sanitizers and water but on reaching Trabuom Atimatim a confrontation ensued between the head of the police team and the DCE.
“A pick up vehicle was overloaded with some of the security men without recourse to the social distancing protocols. When the DCE sought to find out why and if he could be of help, the commander became angry and violent. He started beating up the DCE and was joined by his subordinates. I had to flee for my life”, he confessed to MyNewsGh.com.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Friday, March 27, declared a partial lockdown of Accra and Kumasi, the epicenters of the coronavirus diseases in Ghana.
The decision, according to the President is to help curb the spread of COVID-19 which has led to five deaths and infected some 152 people.