Security analyst, Adam Bonaa, has slammed the Inspector General of Police (IGP), James Oppong-Boanuh, for his response to the alarming rate of insecurity in the country, describing it as condescending.
According to Bomaa, the senior police officer making such uninspiring utterance is so unright and mustn’t be brushed off.
Mr. Bonaa called the IGP to resign amid the wave of crime creating insecurity in the country. He blamed the senior police officer for failing to restore calm and protect the ordinary citizenry from attacks.
“I am putting the blame at the doorsteps of the Police IGP and I am advocating that he should go, he has reached retirement, they have given him two extensions so he should go home for more enthusiastic, energised officers who are within the 60 years limit to take over and probably put a bit more enthusiasm into the Ghana Police,” he said on JoyNews.
However, during a visit Tuesday, to the family of the slain Constable General, Emmanuel Osei, who was killed by gunmen on Monday afternoon, the IGP, James Oppong-Boanuh, stated that citizens should be modest in their expectations from the police.
He said there is nowhere in the world with zero crime records, therefore, the recent spate of crime in the country, however alarming, is not peculiar to Ghana.
“We are doing what we can to protect the people of Ghana. There is no society in the world where there is no crime. Even in the USA, UK, and Sweden, where they, more or less have everything, they still have crime. The only place that doesn’t have crime is heaven and we are not in heaven,” he said.
The comment passed by Mr. Oppong-Boanuh has been received with mixed reactions in the media.
Joining Metro TV’s Francisca Kakra Forson via Zoom on the rise in crime across the country, security analyst, Adam Bonaa, said our security agencies are in jeopardy and heads must roll.
“It is reassuring to hear they’re trying to deal with some of the challenges that not to say the call it is only heaven that crime doesn’t happen should be taken lightly. I think It is condescending to hear that from none other person than the chief constable of the Ghana Police Service. I’d like to say some of us have made that clarion call the centre is not holding, the top is too heavy and empty, so, let’s deal with it and ensure that just like the president said during his inauguration in January 2017, he called on all of us citizens and not spectators.”
“One doesn’t need to be a security analyst or expert, a police officer, retired security person, media person to actually call the attention of the president and those who pay that when things are not going right they should fix it because the president asks us to ensure that we’re citizens and not spectators, so, I think that some of us are playing that role very well that we let them know when are not working. When things are working we also back them in the back.” He told Francisca Kakra Forson on Good Afternoon Ghana Wednesday.
By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Metrotvonline.com | Ghana