IGP “declares war” on vigilante groups

The Inspector General of Police David Asante-Apeatu has declared war on vigilante groups in the country.

According to the IGP, the Police service will resort to every legitimate means within their power to stamp out vigilantism from the country.

The comments come on the back of the invasion and freeing of suspects at the Kumasi Circuit court by members of the Delta Force, a vigilante group  affiliated with the ruling New Patriotic Party.

Addressing the Media in Kumasi Saturday, Mr. Asante-Apeatu said the Police will ensure that members of the group, currently in police custody, will face the full length of the law.

“As a law enforcement agency, we are going to pursue our goal of bringing this phenomena of vigilantism to an end. We will employ all legitimate means available to us, including dialogue, enforcement and enactment of laws.

“In this direction, we are happy other bodies, institutions and personalities including the ministry of interior, the Ghana Bar Association and the Peace Council have promised to put their shoulders to the wheel,” he stated.

He continued: “The Police service hereby declares a war on vigilantism and all other forms of mass disorder and disturbance. We shall clamp on it with all the force that we can marshal”.