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25 July 2017

NSS apologizes for service personnel beatings – Starr Fm

The acting Executive Director of the National Service Scheme Hon. Ussif Mustapha has apologized for the military brutalities meted out to service personnel at the El Wak Sports Stadium.

This year’s registration process for national service personnel turned chaotic at the El-Wak Stadium when the military police stepped in to maintain law and order.

According to some of the personnel, they were assaulted by the uniform men after being asked to form a queue.

The personnel alleged that there was pandemonium in the process of forming the queue again and that resulted in beatings from the security personnel.

Amateur videos are already viral on social media depicting how the service personnel were allegedly maltreated.

In a statement, the management of NSS described the incident as regrettable adding that enough measures have been put in place to ease the congestions.

The statement concluded by calling on all NSS personnel to remain calm and go through the registration process smoothly.

Below is the full statement

NSS APOLOGIZES FOR RECORDED INCIDENTS OF POLICE AND MILITARY MANHANDLING OF NATIONAL SERVICE PERSONNEL AT NSS REGISTRATION CENTRES

Accra, Ghana – Tuesday, July 25, 2017

It has come to the notice of the Management of the National Service Scheme (NSS) that some national service personnel who were at some of the NSS registration centers to register for the 2017/2018 service year were manhandled by the police and military personnel who were detailed to maintain law and order.

Management wishes to state that the incidents are regrettable, and therefore wishes to apologize to all such national service personnel and the general public for the recorded incidents of congestion which led to the manhandling.

Management has put in place measures to ease the congestions and therefore wishes to appeal to all national service personnel to remain calm and go through the registration process smoothly.

Signed HON. USSIF MUSTAPHA ACTING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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