The Ghana Police Service, through the Director of Public Affairs Superintend Cephas Arthur, has denied allegations that the Office of the President has hindered or discouraged the police service from arresting political party supporters involved in the takeovers of public institutions and property.
Following wave of reports that groups of individuals - alleged to be New Patriotic Party supporters - had been overtaking various state institutions the Ghana Police Service has come under heavy criticism that it has been reluctant to make any arrests due to the political affiliations of the individuals concerned.
Speaking on the Executive Breakfast Show on Class91.3FM on Tuesday January 17th, Superintendent Arthur stressed that the police service has the full backing of the current administration to apprehend those individuals involved.
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“No politician, the president or party chairman, is on our neck to [free arrested persons]. They are not preventing us from doing our work.
The Flagstaff House is all for it urging the police to continue our work and not spare anybody on the grounds of being a politician or whatever. They say we should not spare anybody, we should go ahead and ensure that we instil sanity in the system,” Mr Arthur stated.
He further urged members of the public to report incidents of vandalism or lawlessness.
“Call the police on MTN and Vodafone short codes 18555 or 191 on all networks,” he said.