Kuulpeeps, we told y’all early today that a Ghanaian student, Selorm Ohene, who is studying in Harvard was arrested by police in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the United States.
Selorm is a 21-year-old who is studying Mathematics at Harvard College.
The police reportedly used force when they arrested Selorm who was walking naked in the streets of Cambridge.
According to police, Selorm might have ingested a hallucinogenic substance.
“Numerous attempts were made by the officers to calm down the male, but they were met with opposition and hostility. It escalated while officers were attempting to speak with him,” said Police Commissioner Branville G. Bard Jr..
“After he was observed clenching his fist and moving towards officers, the decision was made to take the individual down. His legs were grabbed, and he was taken down to the ground. Once on the ground, the male continued to resist arrest,” according to the police commissioner.
Three officers from the Cambridge Police Department and one from the Transit Police Department were required to gain compliance so he wouldn’t injure himself, responding officers, or others in the area. He was put in handcuffs, Bard said. Ohene was taken to the local hospital. While on the transport, he spit a mixture of blood and saliva into the face of a paramedic,” according to Police Commissioner Branville G. Bard Jr.
However, his lawyers, Prof Ronald S. Sullivan Jr and Prof Dehlia Umunna, both Faculty Members of Harvard Law School, have said that Selorm is currently recovering from injuries sustained during his encounter with the Cambridge Police Department.
“This has been and continues to be a trying order for Selorm and for his family,” his lawyers said in a statement.