A policeman has been reported to have stripped ataxi driver of his clothes for allegedly violating traffic law.
The Policemen identified as Gabriel Tabiri stationed at the Anyaa police station in Accra, Ghana, on Tuesday, May 2 was reported to have physically assaulted the taxi driver, Kwabena Danso, at a fuel station for allegedly jumping red traffic light.
Danso while narrating his ordeal in the hands of the law enforcement officer said: “Frequent users of that Anyaa stretch of the highway know that particular traffic light is faulty. It is usually on amber or switches to red and within a blink of an eye it turns green then amber then red.”
He added while explaining the incident to StarFM, “I was surprised the police officer came all the way to the filling station and said I was under arrest. I explained to him that the light doesn’t work and it’s a fact and even pointed it to him, but he insisted I have flouted traffic regulations.
“He kept pressing that we should go to the police station and I said he should sit in my car so we go together. However, he refused on the basis that there was someone already in the car. But I told him I can’t walk to the station when there is a vehicle which could make our journey faster and easier.
“This resulted in an altercation and suddenly he held my shirt and began pulling and squeezing me by the neck. I restrained myself because of his uniform, but he went beyond his boundaries when I realised my dress was torn in the process. I was expecting him to give me some level of respect when it was left with my boxer shorts on, but he didn’t and kept stretching that too until I was stark naked in public.”
Danso who narrated how the incident got out of hand added: “when I realised I was being disgraced, I decided to defend myself and that resulted in a physical brawl before I could gain my freedom. It took the intervention of the boys around to free me from his grips.”
Danso noted that he had to go to a nearby shop to get a new attire after he had been striped by the officer. He added that he is currently in pains from the assault which he suffered in the hands of the police officer.