Resident of Drobo and its environs in the Brong Ahafo Region have vowed to take the law into their hands and face the police detail that has been posted to the community to ensure law and order and protect them, following the imposition of a dawn to dusk curfew imposed on the community.
According to the residents, the police have taken advantage of their vulnerable situation to unleash terror on them at the least opportunity without provocation.
They said the police have on a daily basis brutalized them for no just cause and that they have abided by the 6 am to 6 pm curfew imposed on the Drobo township and its environs, adding that they go to the extent of damaging their properties in the process of beating them.
‘’We are law abiding citizens of Droboland and the police have been brought here too help us because of the problem we have here but they have taken advantage of the situation and are treating us as though we were slaves. Even when it is 5pm and they spot you outside they start beating you. Meanwhile the curfew time is 6am to 6pm’’ they argued on Accra based Peace Fm.
One female resident described how the police invaded her house at about 5pm while she was cooking and poured her boiling soup away and instructed her to go and sleep ‘it was surprising because it was 5pm and not 6pm and I was cooking my pot of soup in the open at our house. I am still unable to understand how they could do that’’.
They have threatened to take the law into their own hands if government does not intervene, as they are running out of patience with the incessant violation of their rights by those who are supposed to protect them.