- A senior journalist with Citi FM, Ebenezer Afanyi Dadzie, says police officers told him they feel unmotivated
- This is coming on the back of the killing of G/C Emmanuel Osei by unknown armed men
- Osei was escorting a bullion van when he met his untimely death
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A journalist with Accra-based Citi FM, Ebenezer Afanyi Dadzie, has claimed that some police officers he interacted with following the murder of General Constable Emmanuel Osei say they feel “unprotected”.
G/O Osei with service number G/C 58449 lost his life after unknown armed men attacked a bullion van he was guarding at Korle-Bu.
A member of the National SWAT Unit, Osei was guarding a Nissan van with registration number GT 8592, belonging to a company called Montran when he met his untimely death.
In a tweet sighted by YEN.com.gh, the experienced Citi FM journalist stated: “When u speak with some young police officers in Ghana, u don't get the sense of joy in the work they do.
“They feel unprotected & unmotivated. Sadly, they can't speak without being victimised. People would've quit easily if there were more jobs.”
Afanyi Dadzie’s tweet sparked massive reactions and YEN.com.gh compiled a few.
Before becoming a Police you should have the passion but unfortunately in Ghana, most people do enter police because there are no jobs
@SILASSOWUSU countered that: They are happy roff Hw3 fo u know the 5cedis 5cedis they collect be huge at the end of the day?
Security threats ignored
Commenting on the development, Security Analyst, Chekora Mubarak, blamed the ghastly murder of General Constable, Emmanuel Osei, on “weak intelligence” gathering.
“Our security services have always used the reactionary approach. Glaring security threats are neglected till something goes wrong before efforts are made to address it,” Mubarak told YEN.com.gh.
“Criminals are always a step ahead and until they strike, it is business as usual. It is only when the unfortunate happens, that issues being raised by experts are addressed and mostly these are ‘talk shows’ with little or no action to back it,” Mubarak added.
Gunmen kill the wife of driver of GNPC boss
In a separate development, unknown assailants have shot dead the wife of the aide to the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Dr. KK Sarpong.
Nana Prempeh’s wife, Benedicta Abena Pokua, was gunned down in the evening of Saturday, June 12, 2021, by unknown assailants.
She was driving at the forecourt of Joefel Restaurant at Dichemso, a suburb of Kumasi in a white Range Rover with a customised registration number ‘PREMPEH 1-21’, 3news.com reports.
“She was driving ahead of me while I was in a different car. All I saw was someone had rushed her and opened gunfire at her. They shot multiple times and sped off,” Prempeh told Akoma FM.
Prempeh who’s notorious for flaunting dollars on social media believed he was the target of the armed men.
Meanwhile, the assailants are still at large as investigations are underway to apprehend the killers.