Law students protests: Police brutality is inexcusable - Kweku Baako

BY MYJOYONLINE.COM - Oct 12, 2019 at 12:05pm 100

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Editor-In-Chief of the New Crusading Guide, Malik Kweku Baako has described the brutality visited on protesting law students by the police as inexcusable.

According to Kweku Baako, the actions of the police were not appropriate.

He said, “Assuming without admitting that they were doing some things that bordered on vandalism, I’m still not too sure the police reaction was appropriate.”

He remarked that the police did not act professionally in handling the protesting students and says, it’s about time the training of police on crowd control be revisited.

“An institution like the police is expected to be professional in handling these things. Maybe we must go back to see how our police are trained to control crowds”.

The law students’ demonstration was to dramatise their frustration with the education system following another mass failure in the law school entrance exams.

At least nine protesters were arrested in a protest demanding reforms in Ghana’s legal education system.

They were pelted with rubber bullets and drenched with water shot from water cannons

Kweku Baako has called on the Inspector General of Police to address the brutality meted out to the law students by the police.

“I’ve been asking myself, what has the IGP done relative to that? …We need to hear something from the police authorities relative to those who were in charge of that demonstration, I mean those who were supposed to protect those demonstrating but ended up behaving as if they were just foot soldiers.”