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VIDEO: IGP directs investigations into political campaigns in Police service vehicles

BY: Kweku Zurek
VIDEO: IGP directs investigations into political campaigns in Police service vehicles
VIDEO: IGP directs investigations into political campaigns in Police service vehicles

The Ghana Police Service has commenced investigations into videos which show persons dressed in political paraphernalia campaigning in Police vehicles.

The Police in a disclaimer issued today said the Inspector General of Police, Mr James Oppong-Boanuh had directed the Director-General Police Professional Standards Bureau (PPSB) to investigate and bring up a report on the matter.

The press release added that officers found culpable of the unsanctioned act will be sanctioned accordingly.

"The attention of the Police Administration has been drawn to videos and pictures showing people with political party identity apparently rallying in Police vehicles," the press release said.

"The Administration does not sanction acts of these nature. The Inspector-General of Police, Mr James Oppong-Boanuh has therefore directed the Director-General Police Professional Standards Bureau (PPSB) to investigate and bring up a report on the matter, for officers who are found culpable to be sanctioned accordingly.

"The Police Service is committed to its avowed principle of impartiality. The general public should be assured of the performance of police duties without fear or favour".

The police statement comes hours after the flag bearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama in a Facebook post (below) described the incident as unacceptable and unprofessional.

Mr Mahama in his post shared a video which showed persons dressed in New Patriotic Party (NPP) paraphernalia rallying in the bucket of a Police pick-up.

He posted: "Unacceptable conduct and unprofessional. The bastardization of our institutions is one of the outcomes of this failed leadership".

Read the entire statement below;

PRESS RELEASE

DISCLAIMER

PUBLIC AFFAIRS DIRECTORATE POLICE HEADQUARTERS POST OFFICE BOX 116 ACCRA

02 OCTOBER, 2020

1. The attention of the Police Administration has been drawn to videos and pictures showing people with political party identity apparently rallying in Police vehicles.

2. The Administration does not sanction acts of these nature. The Inspector General of Police, Mr. James Oppong-Boanuh has therefore directed the Director-General Police Professional Standards Bureau (PPSB) to investigate and bring up a report on the matter, for officers who are found culpable to be sanctioned accordingly.

3. The Police Service is committed to its avowed principle of impartiality. The general public should be assured of the performance of police duties without fear or favour.