Police brutality Gov’t should be ashamed of itself - Casely-Hayford

Financial analyst, Sidney Casely-Hayford has taken a swipe at government for being silent on the brutality meted out to a group of demonstrators by the police.

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

Financial analyst, Sidney Casely-Hayford has taken a swipe at government for being silent on the brutality meted out to a group of demonstrators by the police.

Casely-Hayford - Financial Analyst play Casely-Hayford

 

A demonstration by the members and supporters of the Let My Vote Count Alliance (LMVCA), Alliance For Accountable Governance (AFAG) and Movement for Better Ghana to demand the creation of a new voters’ register on Wednesday, turned violent, after many people got injured and some were flogged by the police.

READ MORE: > How Ghanaians reacted to the police brutality on demonstrators

The demonstrators were tear gassed and shot with rubber bullets by the police after having reportedly veered off from the approved route to picket at the Electoral Commission (EC).

"The movement of the demonstrators violated the laid-down rules, the agreement between the police and themselves. They branched before the NDC headquarters heading apparently for the EC and the Police stopped them," the police service has explained.

One of the victims is reported to have undergone an operation with one of his eyes taken off.

This victim has had his eyes operated play

This victim has had his eyes operated

MORE IMAGES HERE: > Police bloody clash with demonstrators

But Mr Casely-Hayford in his submission on Citi FM’s The Big Issue on Saturday said the police behaved irresponsibly. According to him, government’s silence on the issue is despicable.

“It was totally unnecessary, really uncalled for. What would give a police person a sense of justice in destroying someone’s eye on the basis that they were attempting to use an unapproved route? It seems like there is no real care for the individuals’ right and safety in this country. I saw pictures of the police brutality, Gabby standing totally helpless… Government should be ashamed of itself for keeping silent on this issue,” he said.

Mr Casely-Hayford  called for the police service to be sued for the “disgraceful” act.

West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) has defended the use of force by the Ghana Police Service during the Let My Vote Count demonstration.

WANEP co-founder Emmanuel Bombande on Unique FM’s Behind the News said the general public should rather “appreciate them” because “if data were destroyed at the EC or sensitive materials were destroyed, it will cost the nation millions of Ghana cedis so the Police could not just stand by and let that happen.”

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 Freemasonry Here are prominent Ghanaians who are also freemasonsbullet
2 In Ghana How social media reacted to Kufuor's Freemason appointmentbullet
3 Illegal Migrants America to deport 7000 Ghanaians - US Ambassadorbullet
4 Cocaine Saga $30m worth of cocaine goes missing at Tema Portbullet
5 In Uganda Woman 37, has 38 childrenbullet
6 Road Accident At least 15 feared dead in road accident in...bullet
7 Easter Boozing Galore Adonko Bitters recalled, Angel Group...bullet
8 GAF Recruits without BECE certificate will be sacked -...bullet
9 Visa Fraud Saga Former MP indicted in visa fraud by UK...bullet
10 SSNIT Contributions Ibrahim Mahama dragged to court...bullet

Top Videos

1 Watch Stop taking collection in churches -TB Joshua to Pastorsbullet
2 AMERI Power Plant AMERI lacks expertise in power projects – Philip Addisonbullet
3 TRAGEDY Fire guts Coconut Grove Hotelbullet
4 Refugee Ghanaian to lose fingers after 7-hour trek to cross US borderbullet
5 Meet "The Beast" President Obama's Cadillac that's more tank...bullet
6 In Zimbabwe President Mugabe’s 70 year-old aide marries his...bullet
7 Ghana@60 Agya Koo embarrassed Ghana at Independence Day -...bullet
8 Health Alert Fufu is killing Africans - Mensah Otabilbullet
9 Prophecy I predicted Kintampo accident - Prophetbullet
10 Video Police officer attacked at Flagstaff Housebullet

News