The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) James Oppong-Boanuh has hit back at security analysts raising concerns over the seeming rising spate of crime in the country saying the Police is doing their best.
“We are doing what we can to protect the people of Ghana. There is no society in the world where there is no crime. Even in the USA, UK and Sweden, where they, more or less have everything, they still have crime. The only place that doesn’t have crime is heaven and we are not in heaven,” James Oppong-Boanuh told journalists after visiting the family of the officer who was slain in the James Town Bullion Van attack on Monday.
He continued: “So, if any so-called security analyst is saying that we are not on top of our game and that’s why these things are happening, he does not know what he is talking about”.
Meanwhile, the Minority in Parliament has called on President Akufo-Addo to terminate all contracts with retired police officers including the Inspector General of Police.
According to the NDC MPs, the practice of populating the top hierarchy of the police service with retirees has demoralized personnel of the service who are waiting for their turn to take over leadership positions.
Addressing the media in Parliament Tuesday, Minority spokesperson on defense and Interior James Agalga argued the rising crime rate is directly linked to the leadership of the service.