The Police Administration has warned the general public against the unauthorised use of its personnel as bodyguards, security guards and escorts.
In a press release signed by COP Rose Bio Atinga, Director General/Administration, the law enforcement agency stated that ‘some members of the public, notably some religious leaders, businessmen and other influential personalities are resorting to unauthorised use of police personnel as bodyguards, security guards and escorts.’
Such engagements are unlawful, adding that the ‘police is investigating a case where a policeman has been found to give guard services to a religious leader without authority.’
Persons with peculiar security concerns, the police advised, ‘should contact the appropriate police authority for the necessary action.’
In another development, the police have announced that they are probing a video which showed a police rider leading a car through traffic in town as the motorist makes contemptuous remarks.
Explaining, the police said an official request for security escort from Gold Star Consult for national and international football stars travelling to Kumasi for a soccer fiesta, an event in support of Kumasi Children’s Hospital was granted.
On Saturday, June 19, 2015, the police statement went on that ‘a convoy of the celebrities left the Tetteh Quarshie Interchange en route to Kumasi, and in the course of the journey the video circulating on the social media was taken by persons now identified as associates of some of these stars, and part of the convoy.’
The conduct of the police dispatch rider and the driver of the vehicle captured in the video are being investigated for the necessary action, the police assured.
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