Countries such as Afghanistan and South Sudan have poor records when it comes to nations with human rights abuses, but a leading member of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) insists they are better than the Ghana Police Service when it comes handling doctored tapes.
Mr. Charles Owusu believes the two countries can better handle issues relating to doctored tapes than the Ghana Police Service.
His negative assessment of the Ghana Police Service stems from the directive to stop people from making further comments on an alleged tape, which allegedly features the voice of President Mahama labeling the people from Kumasi, ‘ungrateful’.
Although certain officials in government have come out to justify the president’s comment, other officials in the same administration have denied the content of the tape, claiming that it has been doctored.
Be that as it may, other political parties have taken advantage of the doctored tape development and lashed out hard at government; prompting the police administration to take over the issue.
ASP Joesph Darkwah signed a press release warning the media and general public to be circumspect in their reportage and comments on the matter.
But Mr. Charles Owusu tells Peacefmonline.com that Ghanaians would be very much grateful if the police service indicates who the complainant is. He believes if no complain has been made; no one would issue directives to the general public.
“We were in this country when Pastor Otabil came out to condemn a doctored tape the NDC party were circulating about him, can the police service kindly tell us what they did about it? Kofi Adams had his share and when Yaw Boateng Gyan’s tape came out and I reported it to the police, what happened?
They should give us a break! … if the president speaks and he doesn’t speak well, we will talk about it”, he scream.
Mr. Owusu wondered if the police service “are sending a message out there that they trust John Mahama’s administration more than the journalist who were present at the event…They should tell us whether the president was talking to his brothers and sisters or to the crowd that had assembled there”.
“We want to make it clear; we are going to talk about it today, tomorrow and any other day. That reckless statement the president made at Kumasi was uncalled for”, he fumed.