IGP Must Apologize For ‘Irresponsible’ & ‘Needless’ Comment About Killing of Police Officer – Obiri Boahene

The Deputy General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Obiri Boahen has described some comment made by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), James Oppong-Boanuh as “irresponsible” and “needless”.
The IGP noted that despite the alarming rate of insecurity in the country, citizens should be modest in their expectations from the police.
He explained that several developed countries are still battling crime, therefore, the recent spate of crime rise, however alarming, is not peculiar to Ghana.
He was responding to calls for his retirement during a visit to the family of the late Constable General, Emmanuel Osei, who was killed by armed robbers on Monday afternoon.
“We are doing what we can to protect the people of Ghana. There is no society in the world where there is no crime. Even in the USA, UK and Sweden, where they, more or less have everything, they still have crime. The only place that doesn’t have crime is heaven and we are not in heaven,” he said.
But Obiri Boahene in an interview with NEAT FM’s said the security is a ‘failure’ – after condemning his comments.
“He has to apologize to Ghanaians and the bereaved family. This is unacceptable,” he noted.

Listen to interview below


Source: King Edward Ambrose Washman Addo/Peacefmonline.com/Ghana