The Ghana Police Service says it has launched investigations into an incident that led to a police officer slapping a woman at a voters’ registration centre.
In a video trending on social media, the officer is seen in a heated altercation with the woman who is in a queue with dozens of others, waiting for their turn to register.
It is unclear what triggered the argument, but both parries seemed to be unready to let it go.
The amateur footage then goes on to show the yet-to-be-identified officer slapping the middle-aged woman to the amazement of onlookers.
While others intervened to restrain the woman from confronting the policeman, he was also pulled away by some men at the site.
The Police Service in a post on Facebook said the investigations will explore what happened to have caused the altercation between the two.
“The Police Administration wishes to assure the public that it has commenced an investigation into the matter and will provide facts of the matter to the public in due time, all should be assured.”
The attention of the Police Administration has been drawn to a video circulating on social media in which a police…Posted by Ghana Police Service on Saturday, July 11, 2020
Meanwhile, some Ghanaians are condemning the actions of the police officer while others are calling for him to resign or be dismissed.
Why u 4 slap am even if she as committed any offense do u have to slap the woman.? Shame onto you u r unprofessional police man😏😏— Henry buaku (@BuakuHenry7) July 11, 2020
No matter what the woman said or did the police man should have known better.slap is out of the https://t.co/FKWyEXJ72P many ppl will bash de woman but as a police officer he should know the reason why he was there,all that the woman did was part of the job.Election over lives.— musazidane (@musazidanemtz) July 11, 2020
A police man slapping a woman paaa ahhhhh! Shame! #ActNow. He doesn’t deserve this black uniform.Posted by Citizen Sawa Jnr on Friday, July 10, 2020
This policeman must be sacked. Like I dey der by now da case dey court bcus like how I go slap am back to back for laying hands on the woman. “Oye yawa police paaa”— VimsionGod (@Blaqkmallam1) July 11, 2020