Father of the victim tortured by two police officers has denied pleading for pardon and reinstatement of the interdicted police officers, ABC News can report.
According to Mr. Aglave, the father of the tortured victim, the news circulating in the media space was a comment he passed that has been misconstrued and misinterpreted to mean he is calling for the release of the said policemen of which he never did.
Mr. Aglave in an interview monitored by ABC News averred that he passed comment on how unfortunate it is for the police officers to be interdicted in this current era on a different media platform. He contended that getting a job in this current Ghana is very cumbersome, therefore, for a police officer to be interdicted in this manner is regrettable.
He indicated that he never said or implied that these officers who manhandled his son should be pardoned by the police administration. Mr. Aglave was emphatic that he does not even have the power as a civilian to oppose a decision taken by the authorities of the Ghana Police Service.
“It is never true. It is a misinterpretation. I did not say that,” the victim’s father said.
He continued to explain that, “what I said was that is is very unfortunate that things have turned that way but that is the way to go. Securing a job in Ghana is very difficult so being interdicted in this manner is very unfortunate. My comment never meant I was pleading for them to be pardoned. I don’t even have the authority to overturn a decision taken by the IGP and the police administration. I can’t even influence their work. I never said they should be forgiven and let go scot-free.”
Mr. Aglave is, therefore, urging the media and the general public to disregard such false information making rounds on the airwaves. He added it does not represent the position of the family.
Commenting on the way forward, Mr. Aglave revealed that they are from a royal family and his son (the victim of the assault) stand the chance of being enstooled if their family stool becomes vacant. However, this assault case which has gone viral on social media has decreased Dodje’s chances of becoming the chief if the stool becomes vacant. In view of this, the family members are organizing an emergency meeting to fashion out how best they can address the issue.
General Sergeant Patrick Amoako and General Lance Corporal Isaac Marfo, both stationed at the Railway Police Station in Koforidua have been interdicted by the Acting IGP for beating a victim suspected to have stolen a GHS 1600 from his boss.