Violent crimes: I have confidence in Ghana's security agencies - Ebo Whyte
In the midst of what some have described as ‘heightened insecurity’ in the country, backing their stance with the recent cases of kidnapping and attacks on citizens and foreign nationals, Playwright and Chief Executive Officer of Roverman Productions James Ebo Whyte says his confidence in Ghana’s security agencies has not dipped.
In an interview with www.GhanaWeb.com, Uncle Ebo Whyte as he is affectionately called noted he was sure situations will return to normalcy.
“Things like this feed into the narrative [of the west] that this is a lawless land, these are uncivilized people. I think it’s most unfortunate. But I have confidence in our security agencies,” he said, adding “I’m sure they will do what they can to ensure that this level of insecurity becomes a thing of the past. I’m rooting for them that they will actually find an antidote to it.”
It has been almost 11 months since three girls from Diabene, a town in Sekondi-Takoradi, went missing.
The first victim, Priscilla Blessing Bentum, 21, at the time a third-year student of the University of Education, Winneba, was reported missing by her parents in August 2019.
On December 4, 2018, the second girl, Ruth Love Quayson, 18, a senior high school graduate, was also reported missing. The third, Priscilla Mantebea Koranchie, a 16-year-old student of Sekondi College (SEKCO), was also reported missing on December 21, 2018.
The missing girls were later confirmed to have been kidnapped after their kidnapper demanded ransom. A Nigerian, Samuel Udoetuk Wills, 28, who was arrested as a prime suspect, has been sentenced to 36 months in prison for breaking jail.
A second suspect, John Oji, was arrested earlier this month in Togo and has since been put on police remand.
Not long ago, two Canadian women who were working as volunteers with an international charity were rescued after they were abducted by gunmen in Kumasi.
Before they were rescued, Canada had released a statement cautioning its citizens about travelling to Ghana stressing that violent crimes, such as robbery and kidnapping, may occur while they are in the country.
Although some Ghanaians described the statement as ‘harsh’, Mr. Ebo Whyte asserts it was spot on.
“They would have been irresponsible if they hadn’t issued it,” he said.
Roverman Production is set to stage its second play for the year 2019.
Titled ‘I Want Your Wife’, the play, according to Ebo Whyte will worth the while of patrons.
‘I Want You Wife’ shows on 6th and 7th July; 13th and 14th July at the National Theatre. There will be two shows on each day with the first showing at 4PM and the second, 8PM.