A young female police officer who made what has been described as an insulting ethnocentric comment against the people of Wa in the Upper West Region is likely to face disciplinary action from the Service.
Believe Amedzro has been summoned by the Inspector General of Police for her comments on facebook which denigrated the residents.
Criticising a demonstration by youth in the area, the police woman suggested that Wa was “hell” with a hot scorching sun. “I don’t know whether I am in hell or earth,” she said.
Her comments have added a spark to an already angry residents who are protesting police shooting of a teacher.
Over the weekend shots were fired, tyres were burnt, cars were smashed all in protest over the shooting incident.
Just when the tension appeared to be easing, Believe Amedro threw in her tantrums on facebook, much to the chagrin of the youth in the area.
According to Joy FM’s Upper West Regional Correspondent, the whole community is talking about the publication.
“It is not right for her to insult us. The lady has to be dismissed; we stayed together with her, why should she insult us?” an angry resident asked.
“If you have the opportunity to serve us, serve us with diligence and don’t insult us,” another said.
The Upper West Regional Minister Suleman Alhassan told Joy News full scale investigations have begun.
He said the lady in question has been invited to Accra to explain the circumstances under which she made the comments.
Suleman was worried at the timing of the comments, particularly when the Upper West Police were attempting to resolve clashes between the residents and the police.
He was emphatic the comment is likely to deepen the mistrust between the police and the residents and called for better engagement between the police and the residents in order to solve the problem.
Meanwhile, the Upper West Regional Police Commander has apologised profusely for the conduct and “unguarded” comments by the officer.