Constable David Williams is the victim of the alleged beating. Speaking in Krio, he explained his experience to reporters.
Still crying, Constable Williams said he was apparently waiting for his Mum to vote and take her home when “I just saw a group of police men.
They said I have a box inside my car given to me by Solo-B I answered them saying you are free to search but by the time I could do anything they had handcuffed me and they started beating me with the butt of the gun. I told them I am a Police officer like you I said don’t do this to me because I work with the Pa (VP Berewa) I begged them not to beat me, but they continued, then they said we should go and I said where? They said OSD headquarters I said for what, you have searched my car and you have not seen any box. I told them I was taking my child to a party but by that time the other Police man ASP Baryoh attached to OSD headquarters took the gun and hit me on my head then he said he knows that I am on one side and he is on the other side and I said why all that you are a policeman, then the other police officers came down from the two landrovers and started beating me they emptied my pockets and took away my car (Honda civic ADC 894) I said why are you treating me like this.” Constable Williams said he could identify all the others, and went on to say that one of the OSD officers cocked his gun at which he (David) said “You want to kill me now? For what?”
David said people around told them to “stop beating this boy, he only came to take his Mother home he does not have anything.”
He went on “I have a witness ASP Swarray who searched my car and told them there was nothing in it and Mr Komba, and it was ADC Kabbah at the Presidents lodge who saved me from their hands, when he asked them why are they beating me up.”
The Vice President told journalists that David is part of his security detail.