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The Ghana Police Service has expressed sadness over the fact that some persons looked on as a driver and his conductor physically assaulted a police officer.

A commercial bus driver and his conductor who have been arrested were captured in a video assaulting a police officer who was trying to query them for parking wrongly.

Speaking to this in an interview on Peace FM's 'Kokrokoo' programme, Director-General of Public Affairs Directorate of the Ghana Police Service, ACP David Eklu expressed surprise that 'people looked on as a man in uniform was being assaulted'.

"I can’t understand how we are saddened that a lot of people were standing there doing nothing. I thought the public would have assisted but they didn’t and it saddens us," he bemoaned.

According to him, "the people around could have helped in arresting the two (citizen's arrest) since they were doing something wrong; attacking a man in uniform or they could have dialled the police emergency number".

Meanwhile, the driver and his conductor will appear before the court today.

According to the policeman who is with the Odorkor police station, he was performing his duties when he was attacked by the civilians for confronting them when they violated the road regulation act.

The Policeman revealed that he confronted the driver after he parked in the middle of the road to pick passengers which resulted in massive traffic.

He also stated that he went to the scene to solve the situation but met an accident between a motorbike and a private car and attempting to remedy the situation he was almost run over by the driver who parked in the middle of the road.

According to the policeman, he chased the driver on a motorbike which he managed to cross him and queried why he was driving recklessly.

This resulted in a heated verbal argument which the drivers and their mates decided to pounce on the policeman and ended up beating him mercilessly.

Source: Peace FM

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