Police investigating themselves violates natural justice - CHRI

GhanaWeb | March 18, 2019

A human rights advocate says the police are “being a judge and a jury in their own cause” when they investigate complaints against some of their men.

The Head of Africa Office of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) said this is a clear violation of the natural justice principle requiring that a man shall not adjudicate upon a matter in which he has an interest.

Mina Mensah was speaking on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show [SMS] Monday in response to police investigations into complaints of assault brought against a police officer, Sergeant Ebenezer Asiedu of the police SWAT Unit, by some Ghanaian Times journalists. Read the full story here.