The Minority in Parliament has called on the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Chairman of the National Security Council and the Commander of the Ghana Armed forces to demonstrate leadership to maintain peace and security of citizens in the country.
At a press conference to express their grievances, Hon James Agalga, Ranking Member on Parliament’s Committee on Defence and Interior registered the Minority’s displeasure concerning the recent killing of security personnel in daylight robbery with the latest incident being the killing of a Police Officer and a civilian in the Korle-Bu bullion van robbery.
The minority is urging the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the Director-General of the Criminal Investigation Department to take over the investigation of James Town broad daylight robbery to arrest the culprits.
According to them, the DG and CID per the Ghana Police Service rules and regulations are the chief criminal investigators and therefore it was needless for the IGP to redirect them to do their work.
‘’Ghana police service is full of many pensioners who are either on contract or extension of service, those officers are supposed to undertake special duties in bullion vans, but the police authorities have failed to enforce the law to ensure that bullion van users meet the legal and Bank of Ghana specifications’’
The minority said all bullion vans are supposed to be the bulletproof vehicle that will ensure the safety and security of escorts as well as the currency being transported.