Ghana Police Service no longer a service with integrity – Lawyer

Dr. Maurice Ampaw thinks the police service has lost its integrity

Controversial legal practitioner and social commentator, Dr. Maurice Ampaw, says the police administration has lost integrity, commitment and diligence.

According to him, police officers must endeavour to protect the image of the Ghana Police Service by shunning activities which drag the name of the service into disrepute.

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Dr. Ampaw’s comment followed a court’s decision to slap a commercial bus driver and his mate with counts of assaulting a police officer and causing road obstruction.

Francis Buabeng, 26 and Albert Ansah, 33, have also been charged with conspiracy to commit crime and causing unlawful damage when they attacked the police officer last week.

The charge sheet sighted by Joy News said the two agreed to act together with common purpose to assault a public officer causing damage and obstructions.

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They have been remanded in police custody until April 1.

But lawyer Ampaw while condemning the act of the commercial bus driver and his mate, said the police officer was subjected to beating because the entire police team had lost credibility, a situation he said was very worrying.

“Respect is earned and not commanded and that is what our police administration has failed to know. I condemn the conduct of the civilians but the police need to be professional and respect themselves else the civilians will be talking the laws into their own hands,” he stated.

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He urged the police to exhibit a high level of professionalism and dedication in the discharge of their duties to protect the integrity of their profession.

Source: Abedu-Kennedy