The Inspector-General of Police James Oppong-Boanuh has issued a directive asking the Accra Regional Police Command to probe into the case of an elderly woman alleged to have been assaulted by a policeman on Wednesday.
The IGP wants the woman to be traced and listened to for evidence gathering and the offending officer identified.
A video which has gone viral saw a woman whose name has been given as Madam Florence in which she is given two strokes of cane without a just cause.
Reacting to the video, the Police PRO, Supt. Mrs. Sheila Abayie-Buckman, said “It is unfortunate what happened to Madam Florence. In fact and indeed, when we saw the video yesterday the Inspector General of Police instructed (the) Accra Regional Commander to locate, to find whatever evidence can be found, to locate the woman to tell her story and if she points out to any of the security personnel having done that he should follow the lead to identify the police or the security officer.”
She added “We know all the police officers who were detailed to duty at the point where the incident is purported to have happened,” she said.