Many renowned Ghanaians such as Captain Smart of Angel 102.9 Fm and Kwame Asare Obeng aka A Plus of The People’s Project (TPP) have expressed their fears in the warm up to the Dec 7 General Elections.
In a response to such phobia, the Inspector General of Police, Mr. James Oppong-Boanuh has stated that prosecution of electoral related offences has been one of the challenges of the Police Service, especially Police Prosecutors. The IGP disclosed this at the launch of legal education on prosecution of electoral related offences, for Police Management Board Members and selected Senior Police Officers from the Police Headquarters, Accra and Tema Police Commands.
The launch, which took place at the Police Headquarters aims at equipping Police Officers at various levels of command, Police Prosecutors and Investigators with the requisite knowhow to successfully identify, arrest and prosecute persons who commit electoral offences, said the Director-General of Legal and Prosecutions, COP Mr. Nathan Kofi Boakye.
The popular COP also said that the legal education will be organized across the country for all Police Commanders, Prosecutors, and Investigators as part of preparation towards the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections.
If you were to offer any advice to the police on electoral related offences, what would it be?
C. A. Asante is a teacher (Village Teacher) by profession who has reported on a number of elections in Ghana for Central Press Newspaper. He is known among his peers as a researcher and regular contributor in Education, Politics, etc. Follow : Instagram- @ chris_asante1...Facebook: CA Asante