The Ghana Police Service has denied usage of force by the Police in arresting leader of the Economic Fighters League at a vigil in memory of George Floyd held last Saturday at the Black Star Square.
Accra Regional Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Afia Tenge in an interview with ABC News noted that rather than force, the Police used appropriate and standard riot control management skills to disperse the crowd which had gathered without prior engagement with the Police.
The Police fired warning shots to break up protesting members of the League who had gathered at the Regional Headquarters to demand the release of their Leader, Ernesto Yeboah who was earlier charged with failing to obtain a police permit for the protest on Saturday and for breaking the rules on public gatherings.
An eyewitness, who wishes to be identified as Fatima told ABC News she had to scale a wall to escape the bullets being fired by the Police, hurting herself in the process.
But speaking to ABC News, DSP Afia Tenge denied any allegations of the police manhandling protesters.
“What I know is that the Police used appropriate and standard riot control management, equipment, skills and techniques to be able to get the crowd dispersed and even before that they had used engagements with the leadership and other people so I am not aware of any police manhandling anybody whatsoever,” she said.