Two Community Police Assistants in the Juaben Municipality of Ashanti Region have been beaten to pulp for allegedly defrauding some persons believed to be drug users.
The victims – Owuraku, 26 and Exhibit, 33 – have since been hospitalised at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and the Juaben Hospital respectively.
In a viral video, the attackers numbering about ten, are seen assaulting the two in different locations.
Two of the attackers wielded clubs which were used to hit the head of one of the victims.
In a separate video, some persons believed to be the same people captured in the other video are captured attacking the other victim.
It took the intervention of some residents to save one of the victims from being hit with a stone.
The victim is later captured as he bled in the mouth and nose.
The Community Police Assistants are alleged to have taken an amount of thousand cedis from the attackers with the intention of helping them secure bail for a friend in custody.
“It is said the police in the area had arrested a friend of those you saw in the video for dealing in some illicit drugs. The two are said to have taken Gh¢1,000 from the gang under the guise of giving it to the commander for the release of their friend,” said Ransford Osei, Assembly Member for Juaben.
“After failure to release the suspect in custody, it was discovered the victims failed to deliver the money to the superiors,” the assembly member added.
Meanwhile, six persons in the video who are yet to be identified have been arrested by police in the area for further investigations.