Law students demo: Some police officers were drunk – Student asserts

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General News of Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Source: adomonline.com

Some of the policemen who were deployed at the scene

Some police personnel, who clashed with demonstrating law students in Accra, were said to be drunk.

A student, Thomas Kojo Quansah, who was at the scene, claimed he could smell the alcohol from the breath of some of the fully armed police personnel.

The police allegedly fired rubber bullets at the law students who protested over mass failures at the Ghana School of Law.

This was after the students resisted attempt to prevent them from presenting their petition to President Nana Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House.

The police, using minimum force, managed to control the crowd who pelted them with stones. Some 13 people were detained and later released.

But, speaking on Adom FM’s morning show, Dwaso Nsem, Thomas Kojo Quansah, said the assertion of the police was inaccurate.

“How can we attack fully armed policemen with nothing? They were carrying guns as if they were going to arrest terrorists. No sane person will do that,” he said.

Mr Quansah was convinced the conduct of some of the police personnel was influenced by alcohol since others were “very professional, calm and collected.”



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