The Ashanti Regional Police Commander, DCOP Ken Yeboah, has accepted that his command failed to anticipate further violence with regards to yesterday's attack on a Kumasi circuit court perpetrated by members of the NPP's Delta Force.
"I admit the police failed in our duty yesterday [Thursday]. We should have sent more officers to provide security. I apologize to Ghanaians."
Speaking to Accra based Rainbow Radio 87.5 FM, DCOP Ken Yeboah stated that following the arrest of the their ring leader all 13 suspects who escaped during the chaotic incident promptly turned themselves in to the police. He expressed that police were disarmed by the suspect's cooperation in the investigation and so the police service didn't expect this course of action from the group.
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‘’What happened yesterday was unfortunate and I would accept that we failed in our duty. We should have anticipated this attack but because they turned themselves in, we did not anticipate this violent and unlawful attack.
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Asked what he thought about critics calling for his head on the proverbial chopping block, DCOP Ken Yeboah expressed that he doesn't think his critics understand how police works is conducted. He added that police doesn't always use violence when carrying out its duties.
"What shows that I am soft? What are they expecting me to do to prove that I am not doing my best?" asked the Ashanti Regional Commander.
He stated that following the incident, police chased down the culprits and arrested them, adding that the police were doing their best to ensure that the rule of law was upheld. He further stated that the continued existence of these groups "will be disastrous for us".