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Police Inspector handcuffs man over GH¢2 ‘akpeteshie’ debt


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A cobbler, Frank Kofi Adu, at Suma Ahenkro near Sampa in the Jaman North District of the Bono Region was handcuffed by a policeman, Inspector Kennedy Mantey Ampofo, popularly called Opete, who operates a drinking spot for his inability to settle GH¢2 debt on alcohol he bought.

According to reports, the victim said he visited the police officer’s drinking spot with a friend to make a purchase but was unable to pay for it.

He then told the owner of the drinking spot who is a policeman that he will settle his bill later but the officer disagreed and handcuffed him overnight.

Interestingly, according to Kofi Adu, after roaming with the handcuffs in search for the money to pay the officer he realised the spot was closed with the policeman nowhere to be found.

He, therefore, reported the matter to the Sampa Police to intervene by unlocking the handcuffs but all efforts proved futile.

He further headed to Suma Ahenkro Police Station for assistance but they couldn’t open the handcuffs and his hands were getting swollen.

Narrating his ordeal, he said “Yesterday around 10 to 11pm, I bought alcohol from ‘Opete’ (a policeman) and my friend said that he didn’t have money, so he paid two cedis.”

“I told Opete that I will pay the remaining two cedis but he didn’t agree and handcuffed me,” he said in the video which has since gone viral.

“So, I went out to borrow the two cedis to pay him but upon reaching the spot he was asleep. I knocked several times but he didn’t open. So, I tried several police stations to open the handcuffs but they couldn’t, and my hand is also swelling gradually,” he said.

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