George Akuffo Dampare, Ghana’s incumbent IGP, has been applauded by social media users following the way he is handling cases in the country.
Despite the huge applause he has received from netizens, some have asked him to arrest politicians Kennedy Ohene Agyapong and Hawa Koomson just to prove the fact that he is not being controlled by the President.
On Monday, July 20, 2020, during the voters’ registration exercise, the MP fired a gun at a polling station during a scuffle between herself and her NDC opponent, Phyllis Naa Koryoo Okunor.
Subsequently in an interview with Adom FM, the Awutu Senya East MP admitted to firing the shots with claims that the move was to protect her life. She was not detained or questioned, and she continues to go around freely.
Kennedy Agypong, on the other hand, has a history of threatening people on live television and disrespecting judges, including former President John Mahama.
These two people have been walking freely as if nothing had ever happened, but Medikal who just posted a gun was picked up by the police for that and is currently behind bars serving 5 days behind bars.
So, it’s at the back of the selective arrest that netizens especially the critical thinking ones believe that as a matter of fair justice, the two politicians also need to be picked up and used as scapegoats for the others.
Read some comments below:
@PaaKwesiJnr: “HawaKoomson pulled a gun and fired in public but she’s walking free KennedyAgyapong threatened a multi media journalist on live TV and he’s walking free Why arrest medikal and shatta wale ?? GP and IGP are in the pocket of politicians”
@Nanafapimso: “U dey want ppl take do scapegoats are Carlos Ahenkorah, hawa koomson and Kennedy Agyapong all dey wey u fit use dem as dat, u lef dem dey use Shatta Wale and Medikal as scapegoats, if God paaa dey erhh.. and he no dey sleep, let him show say he is mightier”
@AikinsAnani: “I want to ask the Ghana Police.
Are they letting us know now that they knew what to do and were not doing it? If they now know how to perform their roles, they should go investigate Kennedy Agyapong and Hawa Koomson. I’ll take delight in that”
@highestblogger: “This IGP dey work for hype but not with integrity or justice.
If he’s really working Kennedy Agyapong and Hawa Koomson must also be arrested, with that we all will say he’s making the law works.
@Bukari_Bansuwer: “@GhPoliceService please how special are Politicians from Civilians ?? Why do you give a blind eye to their crimes and put a stiff hand on ours?? We need answers. All of us can’t be politicians so please apply justice and treat us all equally. I hope this isn’t too much to ask”