The IGP addressing the police special team
A SPECIAL police operation team has been sent from Accra to Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional capital, by the police administration.
It is made up of four officers, 55 stoutly-built men and other key personnel, totaling about 60.
The police administration has dispatched them to the region to help maintain law and order.
The special police team is expected to be in the region for one week and it is likely that it would be extended for more days.
The personnel are to collaborate with their colleagues in Kumasi to help curb the activities of vigilante groups, such as Delta Force.
The police special team is also believed to help make the upcoming Easter festivities incident-free in the region.
The IGP, David Asante-Apeatu, admonished the personnel to exercise professionalism during their short stay in Kumasi.
He urged them to be fair and firm in the discharge of their key duties, and charged them not to be bias.
According to him, crime has no political, religious or ethnic colour and so they should not offer special treatment to any lawbreaker.
Mr Asante-Apeatu called for peaceful co-existence and corporation between the special team and the police in Kumasi to boost security in the area.
Members of the team, who looked poised for action, did some physical demonstrations in the presence of the IGP and his team.
We’re Not Afraid
Meanwhile, the Regional Police Commander, DCOP Ken Yeboah, has stated that the police are not afraid of the Delta Force.
According to him, the police have enough men and equipment to prevent vigilante groups, such as the Delta Force, from causing mayhem in the region.
In this regard, the regional police chief urged the public to have strong faith and confidence in them for they would offer the best of protection for them.
DCOP Yeboah stated that the police were firmly in control of the security situation in the region, warning that acts of lawlessness would be curtailed.
He was speaking when the Ashanti Regional Police Command organized a press conference at the police headquarters in the presence of the IGP and other police chiefs in Kumasi on Saturday.
DCOP Yeboah said the Delta Force attack on George Adjei, the Ashanti Regional Security Liaison Officer – being an isolated case – could not be used to slam the police.
He explained that on that particular day, the police sent enough men to the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) to help save the situation.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi