Sulemana Braimah, the executive director of the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has called on the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to remove the Inspector General of Police (IGP), James Oppong-Boanuh.
His call follows recent upsurge in crime activities in some parts of the country with the latest being an attack on a bullion van at Adedenkpo, a suburb of James Town in Accra on Monday leaving a police guard and a trader dead.
The MFWA boss believes there are enough competent Commissioners of Police who could be appointed as IGP. “The Ghana police service is a very professional institution. But why at all have we had a retired officer as IGP for close to two years? Why? None of the active COPs is competent enough to be appointed IGP?” he posted on Facebook.
Braimah added: “I am told that in the security services, there is something called MORALE and that when it goes down, all things go down. The retired man has done his part. It’s time for someone else to take over as IGP. Over to you, Mr. President.”
Meanwhile, the IGP has paid a visit to the family of Constable Emmanuel Osei of the National SWAT, who was murdered in cold blood by armed robbers during the bullion van attack.
He pledged the police administration’s resolve to bring the perpetrators to book.
A psychologist has also been assigned to the family.
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