A female police officer received the beatings of her life when she visited Changli, a suburb of Tamale, to effect the arrest of a woman suspected to be involved in a theft case under investigation.
The unnamed police officer who had been joined with two other colleagues blacked out after the attack.
Northern Region Crime Officer, Superintendent Otuo Acheampong described what went on as well as gave update on the health of the lady. He said:
“They saw the woman and the woman called her son. Her son organised the people in the community who came, attacked the officers and assaulted them,”
“This morning we got information that she is responding well to treatment,”
“the assault on the police in the area “is becoming one too many.”
“This is wrong. We want to encourage the people that the police are here (for them). Every criminal case should be reported to and investigated by the police. So we encourage people to come with their complaints. That’s why we are here.”