A deputy National secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Peter Boamah Otokunor has criticised President Akufo Addo and Vice president Mahamudu Bawumia for not speaking against the recent killings of police officers.
Two cops – Sergeant Michael Gyamasi and Lance Corporal Awal Mohammed – attached to the Kasoa police station were killed by suspected armed robbers on Wednesday during routine checks on the Accra – Winneba highway. Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident.
He noted that, since the incident occurred on Wednesday, both the president and his vice are yet to say a word to the public and most especially the entire police force.
Speaking Accra based Neat Fm, he said “It is a worrying trend, the recent killing of police officers but why has the president Akufo Addo and Dr Bawumia not spoken about this? Why have they not condemn the attack”.
Meanwhile, the acting Inspector General of Police, James Oppong-Boanuh, has said the police will change their operational procedure following the killing of five policemen over the last 30 days.
According to him, the police will not allow themselves to be intimidated and controlled by criminals.
A decision has therefore been taken to distribute bulletproof vests to the police patrol teams.