An Eye For An Eye… Kill Cop Killers! -Says Security Analyst
Security analyst Adib Sani is advocating for stiffer punishment for persons who kill serving police officers on duty.
According to Sanui, it’s about time the death penalty which has been sitting in the country’s law books for years come to life.
“…The death penalty is still in our statutes even though nobody has been killed for the past three decades or so, but, I think the death penalty could be implemented against persons who killed officers because it is becoming one too many,”
Sani who was speaking to Starr FM yesterday in the wake of the gruesome murder of two police officers by suspected armed robbers at Aplaku, a suburb of Kasoa in the Central Region said perpetrators of such heinous crimes must be handed a death sentence.
Sergeant Michael Dzamesi and Lance Corporal Mohammed Awal were with the Kasoa Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD).
During usual checks on the Buduburam stretch of the Accra-Winneba road, the team flagged a driver of an unregistered vehicle to stop.
The driver set off a chase after refusing to stop. Armed men in the saloon car opened fire, hitting Sgt Micheal Dzamesi in the head.
One of the officers died on the spot after he was hit with a bullet while the other died at the Winneba government hospital.
The death of the two officers brings to five the number of police officers killed by armed robbers in a month.
On July 30, 2019 Corporal Agatha Nana Nabin with the Northern Regional Police Command was shot dead at a police checkpoint on the Tamale-Kumbungu road in the Sagnarigu District.
The report is that armed and masked men in a grey saloon car discharged their weapons after being stopped at the check-point.
The 30-year-old officer was shot at the back of the head with the bullet passing through the mouth and killing her instantly, media reports say.
Her last words as she ran were ‘Jesus, Jesus’, media outlets have reported.
Another female officer escaped death as she ran and stumbled. The killers took away two rifles belonging to the deceased and her colleague who escaped.
August 19, 2019 Corporal Bernard Antwi, 37, attached to Manso Nkwanta Divisional Command in the Ashanti region was found dead after working hours at Manso Abodom in the Amansie West District of the region.
There are conflicting reports over how he was killed. Initial reports said he was shot but police sources say he may have been bludgeoned with a metal.
He was reportedly seen with his suspected killers in a white pickup vehicle, registered AS 9116-15. The vehicle has been impounded.
A day after on August 20, 2019: General Lance Corporal Alhassan Asare, 35yrs, attached to the Akyem Swedru Police Station in the Eastern region was also found dead at the Dukes fuel filling station Monday dawn while on duty.
His rifle between his thighs while he sat in a chair with bullet wounds to his head which was slumped backward.
Police have not ruled out suicide or that his weapon discharged accidentally while he slept.
Meanwhile, Former president John Mahama has condemned attacks on personnel of the Ghana Police Service.
In a Facebook post, Mr. Mahama said “stringent measures” must be rolled out to “protect our men in uniform.”
“Sad to learn, yet again, of the gruesome killing of two policemen in Kasoa. Our law enforcement officers are doing their best under very challenging circumstances to protect life and property. I, therefore, condemn the increasing spate of violence against them,” Mahama said.
He added: “May their families be consoled and may the perpetrators be brought to justice sooner than later. We must put in place stringent measures to help protect our men in uniform.”