IGP testifies at Emile Short Commission

IGP testifies at Emile Short Commission

The head of Ghana’s police service, Mr. David Asante-Apeatu took his turn at the Emile Short Commission of Inquiry in Accra on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), amongst other things, told the Commission he wasn't aware the National Security was going to deploy a SWAT team around the private residence of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) candidate on the day of the by-election.

I did not know about it,” Mr Asante-Apeatu replied when asked if he knew about the operations of the masked men on the fateful day.

IGP testifies at Emile Short Commission

IGP, David Asante- Apeatu. Source: Facebook.
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The IGP also admitted to the Commission that one of the things preventing the police from doing it’s work professionally was victimization.

He noted that victimization exists in the service and it leads to irregular transfers, delayed promotions among others.

The National Security has said it had intelligence that the NDC candidate had stockpiled arms in his private residence on the day of the election on January 31, 2019. This is what led to violence which occurred on the day.

Meanwhile, many Ghanaians have expressed disappointment on the testimony given by the IGP. Some said, as the boss of the police service he wasn’t on top of issues.

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