The Ghana Police Service has warned that a series of counter security measures will be employed by the police to quell any troubles that will be fomented by vigilante groups ahead of the December polls.
According to the Police, they’ll ensure that heavily built individuals popularly known as “macho men” will be arrested if they unlawfully interfere with the electoral process.
The Director General of Operations of the Ghana Police Service, COP Christian Tetteh Yohuno made this remark when the top-hierarchy of the service interacted with two body building groups in Accra.
Mr. Tetteh Yohuno said Political parties have denounced en bloc the use of vigilante in the lead up to the December 7 polls, hence such groups should be advised not to avail themselves to be used by politicians for violence in the general elections.
” We met all the leaders of the political parties at a forum in Ada and they all signed a communique saying that they are not going to give anybody to any vigilante. They have denounced the use of vigilante; it is a binding document that is holding on them. But then, if they have not informed you and you are following them to cause trouble then it means that whatever problem you go and create you alone will face it. The Attorney General (AG) has made it clear that activities of vigilantes is illegal. So don’t give yourself out to any politician to misuse you.”