Dr. Evans Ago Tetteh, the prominent Ghanaian broadcaster Bridget Otoo’s husband, has accused the Ghana Police of harassing his wife during the widely attended anti-government protest known as #OccupyJulorbiHouse.
Bridget Otoo, a broadcast journalist, accused members of the Ghana Police Service of abusing her and other protesters when they were demonstrating.
Tensions were high when the event happened at the Accra Regional Command.
Bridget Otoo could be heard harshly denouncing the police officers for their behavior in an audio tape acquired by GhanaWeb on Thursday during a Twitter chat debate, even as they cocked their firearms in a tense standoff.
You’re cocking your firearms, you’re cocking your firearms! Try it!” In the audio clip, Bridget Otoo yells.
In a video, Bridget and other protesters can be seen being dragged inside the police station’s grounds. She managed to flee, but not before her top was ripped.
Dr. Evans Ago Tetteh, Bridget Otoo’s clearly irritated husband, responded to the unpleasant situation by showing up at the site.
He was heard saying, “Let’s see. Let them murder her. It is unwise to act in this manner. I’ll prove to them that I am a man. I’m here right now. Please come and test me with any police officer.
Reports that some demonstrators had been denied the chance to gather peacefully on September 21, 2023 came to light as the crisis developed.
Due to a court order prohibiting the planned protest, around 350 protesters, including organizers from the Democracy Hub organization, are being detained by police for disobeying a police order.