- The Ghana Police Service has released a new statement clarifying an earlier one after Ghanaians reacted to it
- The initial one was with regard to the use of security clothing by civilians
- The reactions to the post compelled the Service to release another one, which was also challenged
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The Ghana Police Service (GPS) has released a statement after Ghanaians descended on them for comments about uniforms used by some workers of the Multimedia Group.
YEN.com.gh understands that the GPS took to social media to register its displeasure at the fact that civilians opted to celebrate May Day by wearing uniforms for specified security agencies.
The GPS quoted section 28 of the Police Service Act, 1970 (ACT 350) which prohibits such an act and wondered why something of that nature should be encouraged.
The Service went ahead to state that it takes a lot to wear such uniforms and as such, it is necessary to obey the law at all times.
Wrapping up the earlier message, the Service called on all Ghanaians to go through the appropriate process to have access to such uniforms.
This, however, did not go down well with some social media users, who registered their displeasure at the statement from the GPS.
Ziblim believes the Police Service is not serious.
Agyei asked them to just do the right thing.
Adampah wondered why the Police are not doing their work.
Cudjoe wondered why the Police should tell Ghanaians something like this.
The GPS later released another statement and explained that it is not against the use of security uniforms by civilians for special occasions.
It explained that the use of such uniforms is guided by law and as such the workers of Adom FM should have sought permission before using such attires.
This led to another barrage of comments from some social media users:
Gyan called on the Police to get them arrested.
Boy wondered how the journalists had the uniforms in the first place.
Cobblah called on the Police to arrest and prosecute.
Abina wondered what would happen to the ordinary Ghanaian who did this.
In other news, a group of Ghanaians has been captured in a video angrily confronting police officers who were in the area to enforce the lockdown exercise that is currently ongoing.
According to the footage sighted by YEN.com.gh on the official Instagram handle of Facts and Truths, the local residents were out to get prepaid electricity.
They angrily narrated to the police officer who was sighted in the video that his colleague had just come to lash them without truly finding out why they were there and what they were out for.
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