Celebrated Ghanaian actor, Van Vicker has also added his voice to the inhumane manhandling by the Ghana Police Service after they went to pick up Funny Face for questioning.
Earlier, a video popped up on social media that captures the moment Comic Actor, Benson Nana Yaw Oduro Boateng, well known as Funny Face was been dragged on the ground by some policemen in an attempt to arrest him.
According to reports, Funny Face was arrested by the Millineum City Police Station for the unlawful firing of a gun at Kasoa.
The video where the actor was being manhandled by the police was being filmed by a fan of the actor who also revealed that the police gave Funny Face some dirty slaps following his refusal to comply.
In reaction to that, Van Vicker registered his bemusement on Facebook by asking the police the crime Funny Face committed to being treated that way.
As I watched this video of @therealfunnyface being manhandled by the Ghana Police Service the first thing that came to mind was, WHAT LAW HAS HE BROKEN / WHAT HAS HE DONE WRONG? Currently, I still don’t have an answer; on the search.I am not privy to any info outside these visuals, hence my concerns as per THIS VIDEO:
1. Was he being arrested? 2. Was he being taken in for questioning? 3. Was the police being ‘vindictive’?4. Was he resisting to be taken away? 5. Was he pleading to lock up his vehicle and then can be taken? 6. Did the officer HAVE TO hit him with the rifle butt? 7. Seems there was some misunderstanding, what could it be? 8. Etc. I am NOT holding brief for @therealfunnyface nor am I concluding police brutality, however as per this video, in my opinion, the police COULD HAVE BEEN a little MORE CIVIL. Just like ALL OF US, NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW, so if one breaches the law one shall face the full rigor of the consequences thereof, however, we are humans, and even as enforcers of the law there is always a latitude to apply discretion depending on the gravity of the situation. So Let’s DO THE RIGHT THING – ALWAYS.
See the screenshot below: