The Bono Region Youth Organizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Efo Worlanlyo Tsekpo, has accused the Inspector General of Police, Dr George Akuffo Dampare of acting at the Akufo-Addo government’s behest.
In his view, the IGP is presenting to be with the people when he is actually working for the government of the day.
“The sad aspect is that IGP is pretending to be with the people but working on the dictates of this evil government, a Pentecost elder called Dampare protecting criminals in the security force! Their time will come after this government collapses!
“My people say ‘it’s tomorrow that delays the coming of tomorrow next’. Power indeed is transient,” he said in a statement in reaction to the violence that characterized Day 1 of the Arise Ghana demonstration on Tuesday June 28.
The Ghana Police Service has served notice all organisers of Tuesday’s demonstration by Arise Ghana will be arrested and arraigned before court.
The police say they are taking that action as a result of the attacks and damage caused to public property.
The action, according to the law-enforcement agency, is in line with provisions of Section 3 of the Public Order Act, Act 491.
Tuesday’s demonstration dubbed #KromAy3Hye demo ended abruptly after police restrained the demonstrators from pouring onto Ring Road Central to March towards the Jubilee House.
Stones were pelted at the police, from persons accused by organisers as “agent provocateurs” planted within them by the same police, and tear gas were fired, that certainly from the police.
So far, 29 persons have been arrested.
“Available video footages of the event are being reviewed and all other persons identified for taking part in the attacks as well as inciting the violence will be arrested and brought to face justice,” the police said in a press release on Tuesday, June 28.
It observed that there is a “calculated falsehood” and “misinformation” being peddled by the leaders of the demonstration.
“We urge the public to disregard the untruths and treat them with the contempt they deserve, for the footages and images of the event speak for themselves.”