Crush lawbreakers – IGP tells cops
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), David Asante-Apeatu, has called on his officers to deal with lawbreakers irrespective of the person’s political affiliation.
According to him, the law has no political colour just as crime has no political affiliation, hence police officers must not hesitate to fight impunity in the country as directed by President Nana Akufo-Addo.
He said this at the national police command conference held in Kumasi today, Thursday, June 21, under the theme: “Transforming Ghana Police Service into a World Class Police – The Role of Regional Police Commanders”.
He said police must be up to the task to curb impunity, charging them to have as their mantra a “zero tolerance for impunity”.
He bemoaned the pockets of violence that led to the death of Major Maxwell Mahama and Constable Michael Boye.
“Why do we have to kill the very people who swear to protect us?” he questioned.
He said the deaths have disturbed Ghanaians and charged the police not to condone impunity in the country.
He, therefore, advised the police to be firm, impartial, and professional in the discharge of their duties.
On his part, Interior Minister Ambrose Dery indicated that mob action must be condemned and brought to an end in the country.
He indicated that government would recruit 8,000 police personnel this year while calling for recruitment of more women into the police administration.