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09.03.2006 General News

Ghana Leadership Union Condemns Police Brutality

By OKYERE BONNA

In a report on Ghana web, March 5, 2006, ( http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/artikel.asp?ID=100501) it was reported that the death has been reported of Alhaji Farouk Braimah, former National Propaganda Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). The report indicated that he never recovered from the injuries he sustained from the police brutalities, until his death at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra on Sunday March 5, 2006. May his soul rest in peace. Ghana Leadership Union hereby offer our condolence to the family of Mr. Braimah.

This is awful indeed. It is highly irresponsible for the police to use any form of excessive force on a 61 year old man. Simple common sense should teach that if anybody is not a threat, the use of force is not acceptable in a civilized society. It can be misconstrued as a miscarriage of justice. Ghana leadership Union hereby condemns the police brutality, to wit, the use of physical force, which has resulted in this unfortunate incidence.

Although Ghana Leadership Union is strongly in support of the ROPAA, we believe the concerned citizens had the constitutional right to express their opposition freely in a civil

and serene manner. It is the duty of the police to restore peace and order but it must always be done without endangering the lives of innocent citizens.

It is the hope of Ghana Leadership Union that this abuse of human rights that was prevalent and common in our previous past history will not be repeated and that our law enforcement agency will apply extra caution in pursuit of their duty and not endanger the lives of innocent Ghanaians in the future..

Okyere Bonna, Secretary, Ghana Leadership Union, (GLU)

Kwaku A. Danso, President, Ghana Leadership Union, (GLU)

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