The Inspector General of Police (IGP), has directed the Tema Regional Police Commander to take immediate action on persons identified to have caused disturbances during the Ada East DCE nominee confirmation on Friday, November 3.
The pro-New Patriotic Party vigilante group, Invincible Forces, is suspected to be behind the chaos that ensued during the election.
[contextly_sidebar id=”PC9kWdI9Gd0Ro5KI8qQ2RXUsQCbQVmUm”]The police in a statement said the disturbances amounted to “a breach of peace.”
The DCE nominee for Ada East, Sarah Dugbakie, was eventually confirmed amid the confusion and allegations of police interference, where some assembly members were said to have been assaulted despite police presence.
Some 17 assembly members from Ada East have lodged a complaint relating to assault with the police, and the Regional Police Commander, is expected to expedite action on the matter.
Following the incident, a Council of State Member, Dr. Nii Kotei Dzani, charged the police administration to sanction its personnel who stood by as the alleged assaults and confusion took place.
The police cited Dr. Kotei Dzani’s comments as one of the reasons the directive was given by the IGP.
“The directive was given after the IGP and some Police Management Board Members reviewed a report from the Tema Regional Police Commander on the incident, statements made by Dr. Kotei Dzani, a member of the Council of State and Mr. Simon Arthur, the Presiding Member of Ada East Assembly, and TV3’s coverage of the incident,” the police statement said.
The police has also appealed to anybody who witnessed the incident to report “directly” to the Tema regional Police Commander.
By: Delali Adogla-Bessa/citifmonline.com/Ghana