- Sam George says NDC/NPP MPs have for years been recruiting unqualified individuals into the Ghana Police Service
-According to the Ningo Prampram MP, the conduct of some policemen are unprofessional and disgusting
- Social media has been awash with pictures of a policeman in a brawl with a taxi driver
New entrant in Ghana’s parliament, Sam George says MPs from the house are responsible for the unqualified individuals in the police Ghana Police Service.
According to the Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram NPP and NDC members of parliament over the years have recruited undeserving persons into the police service.
Commenting on the recent assaulting act by a policeman, Gabriel Tabiri who stripped a taxi driver of his clothes for allegedly jumping a red traffic light, the former presidential staffer said he was scandalised by the conduct of the law enforcer.
“…Many times if you take a close look at the individuals in the police service who carry out some of these excesses and you begin to do a backtrace of their recruitment into the service, you will realize that many of them may not have necessarily made it through the regular process,” he said.
The outspoken MP further revealed that “many of them get into the police service by virtue of political influence”.
“This one is not partisan, this is not one political party. It cuts across. All of us we do it. I mean when NPP was in government they helped people into the (police service).
“… NDC also did it. It is actually a thing that MPs use to campaign. These are realities on the ground we can’t run away from it,” George said on Starr FM Friday.
Meanwhile, incessant pressure is mounting on the Ghana Police Service to fast-track investigations into the case were a police officer at the Anyaa police station in Accra assaulted Kwabena Danso publicly.
But the director general of the Police Intelligence and Professional Standards (PIPS) directorate, DCOP Simon Afeku has assured the public they are treating the case as a matter of urgency.
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