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The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo Prampram, Samuel Nartey George, says he would be disappointed in the Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu Ampofo if he avails himself to the police.
The NDC national chairman has been invited by the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service to answer questions regarding incidences of kidnapping and market fires experienced in the country.
In the past few months, the police have been on the case of Mr. Ampofo for comments he made in a leaked tape of a private meeting with an NDC communication team in which they were allegedly conspiring and promoting kidnapping and violence in the country.
But speaking on TV3’s New Day Thursday, the NDC MP noted that it would be disappointing for the national chairman of the NDC to honour the new invitation of the police, whom he described as “incompetent”.
“You have the same director of CID who should by now have been fired, sacked for her heartless comments worsening that family [family of the kidnapped Takoradi girls], issue that apology of a letter to the national chairman of the great national chairman of the NDC, that her investigation points to the fact that the kidnappings and recent fire outbreaks are connected to our national chairman”, he said.
According to the MP, the Ghana police service has failed in its mandate to enforce the laws of the country, that which he claims the president condones.
He also accused the director of police CID boss, COP Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, of unprofessionalism and doing the bidding of President, claiming she has enjoyed political favour under the NPP.
“It is because the citizens are not angry enough. We have sat down and allowed people who we pay with our tax payer’s money misbehave and fail on their jobs. What have we seen, our president has been promoting her. The president has promoted her twice in the space of a year,” he fumed.
But a member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) communications team, Eric Amoako Twum, argues that the police are simply doing their job. According to him, the government is committed to ensuring law and order.
Meanwhile, counsel for Mr. Ampofo, Abraham Amaliba, had said they will represent their client at the CID’s office, but stated Mr. Ampofo himself may not show up.
Some party executives including the NDC National Communications officer, Sammy Gyamfi and Deputy National Secretary, Peter Otokonor, had said Mr. Ampofo should not honour the CID’s invitation.
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