The Ghana Prison Service has interdicted three prison officers stationed at the Ejura Municipal Prison in the Ashanti Region who allegedly assaulted a 24-year-old civilian, Franklin Agyekum on June 4, 2024.

The unnamed officers are currently being investigated by the police.

According to Chief Superintendent Tachie Adjei Kofi, Commander of the Ejura Municipal Prison, the victim has received medical care at both the Ejura Government Hospital and the Mampong Municipal Hospital.

He said the prison officers have shown remorse and have begun meeting with the victim’s family to offer an unqualified apology.

Chief Superintendent Tachie condemned the incident, describing it as unprofessional, and expressed hope that such incidents will not recur.

The victim’s father, Mr. Emmanuel Amoah, confirmed that his son is receiving medical attention and that the family is in talks with the Commander and the officers regarding their apology. He emphasized that his son deserves compensation for the trauma inflicted upon him.