- Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Eastern regional command, Sargent Francis Gomado has warned the state against giving weapons to every police officer
- According to him, the intentions of the state might be good but some people do not have good intentions
- He however stated that the decision must be thought through carefully
The Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Eastern regional command of the Ghana Police Service, Sargent Francis Gomado, has warned the state against giving weapons to every police officer in the attempt to arm them.
According to the deputy PRO, not all officers in the country can be trusted to be professional with the use of the firearms.
In a Facebook post, the officer said the decision to arm officers must be thought through carefully.
“I can guarantee that some of us will use it to rob , use it to settle scores with people, rent it out to the criminals , and some using it to kill innocent Ghanaians etc. Then, there comes another debate of policemen being brut, robbers, killers, Let’s think twice else, disaster.
“My take is that not all of us can be trusted so, therefore, in taking such a decision, we need to do the needful and not any adhoc measure that will bring about mishaps at the end. Let us not make any mistake by going on that tangent. We have precedence to share and history would also guide us. Let’s look sharp by thinking outside the box,” he wrote on Facebook.
This reaction is in reference to an earlier report by YEN.com.gh when the Ghana Police Administration announced that all officers of the police Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) across the country would now be armed while on traffic duties.
This move according to the police administration would ensure the protection of its personnel who have recently come under attack in their line of duty.
Five police officers have been killed in the last 30 days, something that has brought to the fore, the issue of safety of law enforcers in the country.
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