- Deputy AG says police unfairness contributed to NPP groups' violent behavior
- He says the way NPP groups were dealt with was apt
A Deputy Attorney General and Minister of Justice has attributed vigilante lawlessness perpetrated by various New Patriotic Party (NPP) affiliated groups to police prejudice during erstwhile National Democratic Congress (NDC) administrations.
Mr. Godfred Yeboah Dame, a Deputy Attorney General and Minister of Justice, has publicly described the police services inability to deal with situations “in an equal measure” during NDC administrations as a factor that fueled lawless hooliganism meted out by political party affiliated groups earlier this year.
Contributing on Starr Chat on Wednesday, April 4th, Mr. Dame urged the police to address this discrepancy in its day to day operations, adding that the service ought to apply the law dispassionately.
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“It is the failure of the Police forces to deal with people in an equal measure, to deal with people dispassionately, irrespective of where you belong to that also fuels all of those things.”
Prior to the December 7th general elections, certain instances of political violence were recorded throughout the entire country. This to the extent that the then opposition leader Nana Akufo Addo’s home was almost attacked by NDC members.
Certain reports had it that police officers present stood by as NDC supporters tried to force their way into the then opposition leader’s home armed with stones, bottles, and whatever else they could lay their hands on.
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Mr. Dame also touched on the incident of violence at President Akufo Addo’s home prior to the elections. He stated that following the incident, the attackers weren’t accosted by the police, but rather the bodyguards suspected to have fired warning shots that dispersed the irate crowed outside the president’s home that were invited for questioning by the police.
“And so that is why it is so good that the Invisible Forces or the Delta Forces were dealt with in the manner in which they were handled.”
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