Ghanaians deported from Nigeria in 80's brought indiscipline, recklessness to Ghana – Allotey Jacobs
The cause of the recent spate of indiscipline and general recklessness by Ghanaians from all walks of life is blameable on the Ghanaians who were deported from Nigeria in the 80s under the “Ghana must go” controversy.
This is according to the former Central Regional Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Bernard Allotey Jacobs.
In an interview monitored by MyNewsGh.com on Peace FM Kokrokoo, Mr Allotey Jacobs said Ghana and Ghanaians used to be peaceful, peace-lovig and law abiding until those group of Ghanaians were deported back to Ghana after they had been assimilated into Nigeria.
In 1983, when Shehu Shagari was the President of Nigeria, an executive order was given to immigrants without proper immigration documents to leave the country or they would be arrested according to the law. Most of the immigrants were West Africans and mainly Ghanaians. They were forced back home.
Allotey Jacobs who was commenting on the incident involving a driver and his mate who allegedly beat up a police Officer after he physically assaulted them both for jumping the red light said that incident led to Ghana importing Nigerian vices.
Allotey bemoaned the rise in indiscipline in Ghana since.
“Kwame, all these indiscipline is alien to Ghana. It all started when the ‘Ghana must go’ Ghanaians came back from Nigeria to join us. They brought all forms of vices from Nigeria.” Allotey Jacobs said.
Regarding the Driver and mate fight incidence, a police situational report (sitrep) on Thursday, March 14 said at Weija, the trotro’ driver reportedly stopped in the middle of the road to wait for some passengers who were at the other side of the road.
His action was said to have caused heavy traffic on the road and in the process, a motorbike ran into the rear of a private car.
A police officer who was around the area upon noticing the development went there to help.
But in the process, the driver nearly hit the police officer with the vehicle and sped off, according to the police account of events.
The police officer took a motorbike, chased and crossed the driver causing him to stop. He then requested that the driver and his mate accompany him to the station.
But the driver and his mate will have none of that. Together, they launched an attack, beating the officer to the surprise of other motorists and passengers.
After the confrontation, the police officer sat in the vehicle and radioed control for assistance.