3 Police Officers interdicted over their unprofessional conduct in the ongoing limited voter registration exercise

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Three police officers have been placed under interdiction by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) for their professional misconduct during the ongoing restricted voter registration drive.

This is stated in a statement that was released on Sunday, May 12.

It was discovered on Saturday, May 11, that the three policemen in question—Inspector Michael Addo, G/Constable Eric Boakye, and G/Constable Michael Gyan—had neglected their duties as security personnel at the Electoral Commission Office located in Adugyama, Ashanti region.

When some people tried to sabotage the registration procedure, they were unable to keep the peace.

These officers will go through the proper disciplinary procedure of the Police Service as part of the interdiction in order to address their behavior and guarantee responsibility.

Following violent altercations between opposing factions at the voter registration center, at least three injuries have been recorded.

Conflicts broke out when several students—who had allegedly been brought to the center for registration by a representative of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP)—were disputed by representatives of other political parties and locals who maintained that they weren’t qualified to live there.

A gang of armed people rushed the registration center with clubs, machetes, and other weapons to impose the students’ registration after an initial protest was subdued.

This turned into a brawl between agents and citizens of the other political party, injuring at least two people who are currently seeking medical attention at the hospital.

Frederick Acheampong, the NPP’s parliamentary candidate for Ahafo Ano South East, disputes responsibility for the assault.

Achee, as he is lovably known, angrily denied the accusations, saying so to a local radio station. “When I was informed about the incident, I was at the registration center with Dr. Nsiah Asare, who was there on a regular visit.” My research officer was hurt in a previous incident.

“When several students who had been transported from Kumasi to register were not allowed to participate in the procedure, the tension increased. I even told my agents to return them to their original location. When the electoral laws really prescribed a challenge form, the NDC agents and their assigns made an attempt to attack them. It’s incorrect, he declared.

Read the statement from the Police below:

𝐓𝐇𝐑𝐄𝐄 𝐏𝐎𝐋𝐈𝐂𝐄 𝐎𝐅𝐅𝐈𝐂𝐄𝐑𝐒 𝐈𝐍𝐓𝐄𝐑𝐃𝐈𝐂𝐓𝐄𝐃 𝐎𝐕𝐄𝐑 𝐓𝐇𝐄𝐈𝐑 𝐔𝐍𝐏𝐑𝐎𝐅𝐄𝐒𝐒𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐀𝐋 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐃𝐔𝐂𝐓 𝐈𝐍 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐎𝐍𝐆𝐎𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐋𝐈𝐌𝐈𝐓𝐄𝐃 𝐕𝐎𝐓𝐄𝐑 𝐑𝐄𝐆𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐑𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍 𝐄𝐗𝐄𝐑𝐂𝐈𝐒𝐄

The Ghana Police Service has interdicted three Police personnel, with immediate effect, over their failure to perform their duty professionally in the ongoing Limited Voter registration Exercise.

The affected Policemen, Inspector Michael Addo, G/CONST. Eric Boakye and G/CONST. Michael Gyan on 11th May, 2024 failed to perform, in a proper manner, a duty imposed on them as officers in charge of security at the Electoral Commission Office at Adugyama in the Ashanti region when some persons attempted to disrupt the ongoing Limited Voter registration Exercise.

The interdicted personnel will be taken through the due disciplinary process of the Police Service.

Source: Ghanatodayonline.com

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