The Ghana Police Service, following the recent incidents of violence with members of the public, has cautioned its members to uphold a high level of professionalism and respect for Human Rights.
In a news release signed by Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) David Eklu, the Service disclosed that the Inspector General of Police (IGP) had sent directives to all Officers to that effect.
“In addition, Regional, Divisional and District Commanders have been given firm instructions to intensify supervision and monitoring of personnel in the discharge of their duties,” the statement added.
On the video footage that showed a police officer assaulting a woman at Midland Savings and Loans, the Service disclosed that Lance Corporal Godzi Frederick Amanor, also known as Skalla, has been interdicted and would be dealt with per the police disciplinary procedures.
The release also noted that the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Headquarters is currently conducting further investigations on the case, adding that the victim of the assault had already given her statement, and that she and the baby had been treated at the Police Hospital.
Seven Deaths at Manso-Nkwanta
In respect of the incident at Manso-Nkwanta in the Ashanti Region, the IGP had visited Kumasi where he joined a government delegation to hold discussions with the key stakeholders involved.
They included the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Regional Security Committee (REGSEC), Elders of Council of Zongo Chiefs at Asawase and some of the family members of the deceased persons.
The Police pledged full cooperation to the independent committee the government is to set up in respect to the case.
Krobo- Odumasi bullion driver
On the unfortunate demise of the bullion driver at Krobo-Odumasi in the Eastern Region, the police officer, who was escorting the bullion van, had also been interdicted pending further investigation.
The incident happened on Saturday the 21st of July, 2018 whiles the deceased driver was being escorted by Constable Amidu Osman.
In relation to the ongoing media discourse and constructive criticisms by members of the general public, the Police Service stated that it had taken note of them in order to guide their operations, and assured that the public would be updated regularly on the developments of these cases.
By: Brenda Osei Karikari