For the second day yesterday journalists turned up at an Accra circuit court expecting that pugilist Braimah Kamoko, aka Bukom Banku, would be brought to face the law after allegedly beating three ladies at Bukom.
The Greater Accra Regional Police Command did their professional work of investigating and preparing the defaulter for court: that has not happened because someone at the top of the political establishment working through the police headquarters has stalled it.
Bukom Banku can continue boasting that he is well connected to the political establishment and so nothing can befall him, regardless of how much he breaches the law.
If such a person, so unrefined, is offered a carte blanche, he would sustain his tomfoolery in the community he lives, assaulting whoever turns down his love overtures. After all, he has the government behind him. That is exactly what he says all over the place.
Now we are beginning to understand why Bukom Banku breaches the law with such impunity. Even on television he did not hide his preference for assaulting women, including his three wives. As a misogynist, it would not be long before he commits a more heinous crime and there also he would be protected by those at the helm. This certainly is not how to run a country. Indeed, a country which is run along such lines only gropes in the darkness and expects growth to take place?
If the application of the law becomes selective at the hands of a crop of Ghanaians who see nothing wrong with such a shortcoming, all of us must be worried about the direction of the country.
Why should others be dragged to the courts when they are charged with assault? Others on the other hand are released as soon as they are taken into custody, the charge sheets shredded upon orders from above.
See the difference between us and those on the other side of the hemisphere? Important dignitaries mount rostrums and sermonise on national issues, especially on the need to allow the law to rule. Unfortunately, they turn round and encourage lawlessness.
Persons who encourage the law to be turned upside down are unfortunately heading critical state institutions. How do we expect to witness growth in various spheres of our lives?
As for Eunice and the other victims of Bukom Banku, they are now in a better position to appreciate the level of selective policing and justice in the country and how this is one of the ingredients militating against the development of the country, 59 years after independence.
The present crop of Ghanaians at the helm is incapable of managing the affairs of this great country. So sad to be a citizen of this country in which the police are unable to do their work without the long hands of interference of politicians using the police headquarters.
Source: Daily Guide
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