By James Appiakorang Jnr.
The New Patriotic Party IT Coordinator for Asante Juaben constituency in the 2020 General elections, Nicholas Donkor was on Thursday severely assaulted by Ahenema Kokoben police on suspicion of secretly recording them with his phone.
Mr. Donkor, popularly known as Ofa Nicho narrating the incident to rawgist.com described the ordeal as a near death experience.
‘I was given an injection and some medicines but I feel severe pains in my chest and waist’, he recounted after being admitted at the hospital.
He narrated how he was stopped by four policemen at Ahenema Kokoben while on a business trip for not displaying the insurance on his car. He recalled that attempts to assure the men that his car was duly insured and digitally verifiable fell on deaf ears as the Policemen insisted it was criminal not to display his insurance on the car.
“I was arrested and taken to the Ahenema Kokoben Police Station where my ordeal began” he said and recalled that a police woman on duty identified as “Leticia Badu who claimed I was filming her secretly and ordered the men to beat me. And they beat me mercilessly” he recounted sadly.
According to him, he opted voluntarily to give them his phone to search whether they would see any such video on it but they refused and proceeded to beat him up.
Unfortunately, Mr. Donkor has refused to lodge a complaint with the police ostensibly due to mistrust, opting to rather invoke a local deity to deal with the matter.
The victim wants the government to distance herself from the unprofessional conduct of some security personnel by dealing swiftly and decisively with them when they deal unlawfully with civilians through brutality.
Meanwhile, the nation is currently struggling to recover from the shock of a gestapo style arrest of two Citi FM/TV journalists and subsequent alleged brutality by some policemen at the National Security outfit.