President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has chastised persons who circulate fake videos of alleged brutality by security agencies on citizens as a partial lockdown is being enforced in Accra and Kumasi.
Many videos have emerged, especially on social media, showing security agents brutalizing citizens for allegedly breaking lockdown rules. But the President has indicated that the videos are not authentic but are fabrications meant to portray the agencies in negative light.
“However, I am extremely disturbed by the actions of of persons who are deliberately passing old videos of alleged brutality by members of the security agencies, largely of foreign origin, and presenting them as though they were new incidents by Ghanaian security personnel, which have occurred during the course of this past. It is sad, it is unfortunate, and it must end,” he noted.
He appealed to all and sundry to join in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, adding that security agencies are on the heels of the perpetrators of these antisocial acts.
But reacting to the President’s assertions on social media, investigative journalist Manasseh Azure Awuni argued that not all the videos are fabrications.
“Mr President, not all the brutality videos are old or fake,” he argued.
Ghana’s current coronavirus cases stand at 214 with five deaths and three recoveries