The Communications Bureau of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Tamale South Constituency led by Mr. Abdul Ganiwu Sandow has condemned the conduct of some four (4) police officers who were seen in viral video assaulting some residents of Tamale over illegal electricity connection also known as power theft.
In a statement copied to ghdominancenews com, the Tamale South NDC Communications team described the incident as “dehumanizing treatment”.
According to Mr. Sandow, the party is not supporting or encouraging the constituents to indulge in such actions, adding that they are condemning it as well.
He however used the opportunity to thank the Inspector General of Police for the swift response, calling on him to go beyond the interdiction to ensure proper punishment is given to deter other police officers from engaging in such conduct.
Read the full statement below:
NDC TAMALE SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS BUREAU
CONDEMNATION OF POLICE BRUTALITIES ON THE RESIDENTS OF NAKPANZOO AND LAMASHEGU IN THE TAMALE SOUTH CONSTITUENCY
The Tamale South executive committee has learnt about the terror unleashed on
innocent residents of the above mentioned communities in the Tamale South
constituency with absolute disgust.
In several viral videos sighted on social media, our constituents in Nakpanzoo and
Lamashegu were subjected to dehumanizing treatment on the allegations of electricity power theft during a VRA/NEDCO electricity disconnection exercise.
We deem the action by the police as uncouth and unprofessional.
In as much as we commend the IGP with the swiftness with which he interdicted the three officers in uniform, it is our expectation that the assault will be properly investigated and proper punishment be meted out to those recalcitrant police officers.
On the substantive issue of electricity power theft, we do not subscribe to it, and will seize every opportunity to condemn and discourage such acts.