Ghanaian police officials are investigating six Chinese nationals who reportedly tortured a local worker at a stone quarry in the central part of the country.
Police say a 40-year old local worker, Baba Amadu was allegedly handcuffed by the Chinese nationals and hanged on a tree.
Amadu was then beaten with wood till he started vomiting and urinating blood.
The victim said he was subjected to such inhumane treatment for letting a stone to hit a supervisor when he was instructed to offload stones into a machine.
Amadu said “When I was ordered to pour the sand into the machine, I complied. No one gave me any counter-instruction.
I did not know that my supervisor’s hand was in there. The light had also given the signal that I could discharge the stones. No one was hurt in this process.”
He told local news outlet JOY FM that “they told me I was fired and later called me to come back to work only for me to be handcuffed by six people. I was hanged from a tree and beaten with wood. I now see blood when I cough and in my urine.”
Police are now investigating the incident after granting the suspects bail following their brief arrest.
There are many Chinese nationals in Ghana just like other African countries where they have many mining activities taking place.