- The Interior ministry's directive to arm all police personnel on traffic duty seems to be a problem to some people
- Security Analyst, Adam Bonaa believes the police would misuse the arms by shooting motorists at the slightest provocation
- He believes they should be given pepper sprays and tasers instead
Security analyst, Adam Bonaa has warned against arming police personnel on traffic duties which he believes would lead to unwarranted shooting of motorists.
He said if the officers must be necessarily armed, they should be given pepper spray, tasers and other non-lethal weapons instead of firearms.
Speaking on JoyNews, Mr Bonaa said he is worried that if the officers are given lethal weapons, they would shoot at the least provocation.
“…one or two deaths that way and we are going to be telling a different story,” Bonaa told Israel Laryea on JoyNews Prime on Monday, September 2, 2019.
According to him, what officers of the Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate (MTTD) of the Ghana Police need is “more training with regards to deploying” them.
He added that the officers need more logistics like handcuffs with which they can restrain a suspected criminal on the road.
In the video, a man suspected to be in the company of Eric was first escorted to the police patrol car by an army officer and a policeman.
Eric Duah was the second person to be whisked into the car as four police officers escorted him in handcuffs.
The demeanor of the police officers effecting the arrest was of eagerness because the man under arrest was said to be dangerous.
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