- The DCE for Asunafo South has admonished the police to shoot all residents who attack them
- Osei Bonsu Snr believes this move will bring calm and sanity to the area
- President Akufo-Addo has spoken vehemently against police brutality
A District Chief Executive (DCE) in the Brong Ahafo Region has given the police the go-ahead to shoot down any civilian who attacks them.
Osei Bonsu Snr, the DCE of the Asunafo South constituency has argued that such actions by the police will instill discipline in society and shore up respect for the police service.
Speaking to the media after the handover event of the police station in the region, the DCE laments how " some residents are now taking the police for granted".
“Any civilian who attacks the police should be shot because we don’t have to take things for granted. Because the way these people are harassing the policemen in fact if they sit down and say they are from our area so we would not mind them they would take over the police," he stated.
According to the DCE, authorities have already made a case for police officials to take this drastic measure.
The township of Anwiam is noted for high cases of armed robbery and hooliganism as residents there live in fear and insecurity.
Police brutality remains one of the reasons why many Ghanaians are concerned about the state of security in the country when it comes to the police service.
Following recent cases of police brutality, including the assault on a mother at Midland Savings and Loans, President Akufo Addo has made a case for authorities at the Police Service to deal mercilessly with police officials who abuse and let alone shoot civilians.
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