Military, Police Should Coexist for National Good – Amanfro MP
Hon. Habib Saad (Alhaji), Member of Parliament for Bortianor Ngleshie Amanfro in the Greater Accra Region has made a passionate call on the security agencies to foster harmony and peaceful coexistence for the general good of the country.
He said, the people of Ghana have entrusted their security into their hands, and need not to fail them for any reason.
Speaking in an interview with Newslinegh.com, the Member of the House expressed worry at the recent clashes between the Police and the military, describing it as very unfortunate and worrying.
He called for restraint on both sides and also called on the leadership of the two institutions to bring their men to order, adding that, the unity of the two is very crucial to the very existence of Ghana.
According to him, pockets of these incidents if not checked, degenerate to much serious clashes which will eventually end up in worst scenarios.
He therefore called on the various sector ministries to ‘take the bull by the horn’ and address the issues, saying, ‘it’s appropriate for the two Ministers to come to the House and brief them on how they intend to deal with this worrying incident’.
It was widely reported in the media that, some armed Military personnel attacked Police personnel at various duty points in the Tamale metropolis on Wednesday May 16, 2018.
The Soldiers who were on board of three branded military vehicles according to eyewitnesses, first stormed the Northern Regional Police Headquarters and the Tamale Metro Police Command, both situated on the same compound, fired warning shots, prompting the police to fire back.
The soldiers were alleged to have attacked the Northern Regional Police Commander’s bungalow and assaulted the Policeman on duty, seizing the riffle of a Police officer at the bungalow.
Similar incident occurred at the Tamale ADB main branch, where a Policeman on duty was beaten to pulp, which ended him in hospital after sustaining head injuries.
The incidence resulted in about eight (8) Police officers sustaining various degrees of injuries.
In all, about eight Police officers sustained injury in the separate attacks, following an earlier arrest of an Air Force Officer, one Corporal Eric Darko by the Police, who according to the Police was to assist in investigation into an assault case he was involved in.
In a related development, the MP also revealed that he has put in place a lot of proactive measures in his constituency ahead of the rains, including constructing drainage, giving the roads in the constituency major facelift and educating the citizenry in his jurisdiction about the coming rains and things to do to avoid flooding and disasters.
Story: Frederick E. Aggrey
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