Accra, Ghana – The OccupyJulorbiHouse protest took an unfortunate turn today as renowned broadcaster Bridget Otoo was allegedly assaulted by personnel from the Ghana Police Service. The incident occurred at the Greater Accra Regional Police Command, where Otoo had gone to show solidarity with individuals who had been arrested in connection with the protest.
According to eyewitness accounts, the situation escalated quickly as officers reportedly ripped off part of Bridget Otoo’s dress, leaving her partially undressed. The incident was captured on video and has since been widely circulated on social media, drawing strong reactions from the public.
Bridget Otoo, who is also a Metro TV presenter, took to social media to recount the traumatic experience. She expressed shock and dismay at the behavior of the police officers, emphasizing the need for peaceful protest and respect for individuals’ rights during demonstrations.
The OccupyJulorbiHouse protest, which began earlier this week, aims to address various social and housing issues in Ghana. It has gained momentum and drawn attention both nationally and internationally.
In response to the alleged assault, there has been a growing call for a thorough investigation into the incident. Activists, civil society organizations, and members of the public are demanding transparency and accountability, with many urging for the identification and prosecution of the officers involved.
The Ghana Police Service has yet to issue an official statement regarding the incident. However, pressure is mounting on law enforcement authorities to address the matter promptly and ensure that justice is served.
This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of protecting the rights and safety of individuals during protests and demonstrations. It underscores the need for effective oversight and accountability mechanisms within law enforcement agencies to prevent such occurrences in the future.
As the OccupyJulorbiHouse protest continues, observers are closely monitoring developments and hoping for a swift resolution to the alleged assault on Bridget Otoo, as well as for meaningful progress in addressing the underlying issues raised by the demonstrators.