COVID-19: Sonnie Badu Angry at Ghana Police and Millitary for Abusing People
2 April 2020
By Eugene Brown
UK-based Ghana gospel musician, Sonnie Badu, has expressed displeasure at how some police and military officials are abusing Ghanaians who tend to defile the country’s lockdown protocols.
To help contain the spread of COVID-19, some parts of the country—Greater Accra Region and Ashanti Region—have been locked down for two weeks per President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s directives.
The directives stated that only essential services providers and people with genuine reasons to buy food are supposed to be allowed out during these two weeks’ lockdown.
Because of this, some people who went out in some parts of Accra were punished by some military men for breaking the lockdown directives.
In a series of videos that surfaced on social media and believed to have been recorded by the military men themselves sees them intimidating people by questioning them and even asking them to sit on the floor or cane them.
It is on the back of this that the ‘Baba’ hitmaker took to his Instagram page to express displeasure at the videos circulating.
“I really want to urge the military and the police in Africa to exercise wisdom and patience. Let’s understand that this virus has taken everyone by storm so that means it’s not going to be an overnight change. Let’s not use this to bully and toss human beings around, but help them understand the seriousness of this matter … Also remember, there are mobile phones around that could make you trend in a bad way … And oh, pls practice social distancing amongst each other because you are not above the law and clearly this virus is not a respecter of uniform … the question, what if that man you are holding has it?” he shared on Instagram.