General News Sat, 26 May 2018

Police to train investigators to minimize failed prosecutions

A private legal practitioner, Martin Kpebu wants state attorney’s to be used to assist the police in investigations.

“We can reform even within the current system so that the few state attorneys we have, there is a system where they are embedded in the investigative process,

“So that from day one, they are involved. They don’t have to wait for the police to finish, build a docket before the state attorney begins to weed out the chaff,” he said.

He believes that if the state attorney is involved from day one, the state will be saved the embarrassment that comes with arresting multitudes and then letting them go in the end.

Director General of the Police CID, DCOP Maame Tiwaa Addo Danquah in an interview with Joy News said the Service intends to address the concerns through training of its service men to avoid some of these setbacks.

“We cannot continue to receive the blame...that is why we are doing our best to ensure that investigators arrests when it is necessary and when they have actually established a prima facie case that this person has to be arrested.”

Source: ghananewsagency.org