A policy Think Tank, Democratic Credentials Network-Ghana(DCN-Ghana) has condemned the use of brute force by the officers of the Ghana Police in dispelling #OccupyJulorbiHouse protesters.
This is contained in a press statement released on Friday, September 22, 2023.
Read full statement below.
The Democratic Credentials Network Ghana (DCN-Ghana) has noted with sadness and great disappointment the use of brute force by officers of the Ghana Police in dispelling #OccupyJulorbiHouse protesters.
It’s completely wrong and unacceptable for the police to subject well-meaning citizens to such inhumane treatment in the exercise of their constitutional rights of expressing their misgivings of the government under Article 21 (1) (d) of the supreme Constitution of the Republic of Ghana.
This shameful and cowardice acts of brutalities can only be entertained in banana republics and definitely NOT Ghana, our country.
As a civil society organization concerned with healthy strive of democratic tenets among state institutions, we consider these actions by the Ghana Police Service as undemocratic, uncivil , cruel and strongly and unreservedly condems same.
While at it, we demand for the following actions:
1. That protesters in Police Cells are immediately released on bail to be given fair hearing by competent court of jurisdiction;
2. That the Police Administration together with the Police Council take collective actions in instituting disciplinary actions against all officers involved in this barbaric act to serve as a deterrent to others;
3. That the Police Service takes keen interest in repairing its near damaged image. What appears to be politically motivated intimidations including crude tactics often used by the Ghana Police Service in thwarting planned demonstrations by citizens is stopped forthwith;
Communication Directorate, DCN-Ghana