Gospel musician, Sonnie Badu, has criticised security personnel who are taking advantage of the President’s lockdown directive to allegedly abuse civilians.
His criticisms come after a young man was caught filming military operations in Kasoa, a situation which did not sit well with the officers during the lockdown hours.
The angry officers, while arresting the young man, took him through some tough drills, an act Sonnie Badu considered as bullying.
In his latest Instagram post, after watching videos of soldiers molesting civilians in other parts of the lockdown zones, the gospel musician urged them to exercise wisdom and patience.
According to him, soldiers should not use this as an opportunity to bully and toss human beings around.
He urged them to take precautions of the Covid-19 illness because it is no respecter of uniform.
The President delivering his fourth national televised address on the state’s anti-coronavirus strategy on Friday evening announced that movements in some urban areas in the country will be restricted from Monday for two weeks as part of government measures to control the spread of the coronavirus.
The lockdown affects areas in Accra, Tema, Kasoa and Kumasi, where significant numbers of infections have been recorded.
President Nana Akufo-Addo said beginning from 1:00 a.m. on Monday, March 30, the lockdown will restrict the movement people for a period of two weeks subject to review.
The lockdown, he explained is to enable contact tracing of persons who have come into contact with persons who have tested positive for the deadly virus.
Meanwhile, the police administration in collaboration with the Ghana Navy, Army and Airforce have deployed security personnel across Greater Accra and Greater Kumasi where a lockdown has been imposed to quell the spread of the coronavirus.
The operation has been dubbed ‘Operation COVID Safety’ and the police describe it as a humanitarian exercise to protect the lives of citizens.
The operation will essentially ensure the effectiveness of law and order in the restricted areas in the Greater Accra and Ashanti Region.