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Politicians Should Stop Politicizing Police Service – Former Police Officer

Superintendent Peter Lanchene Tuubo, a former Executive Secretary to the former Inspector General of Police, David Asante Apeatu has advised politicians not politicize the Ghana Police Service (GPS) but to join hands in efforts aimed at ensuring discipline in the Service.

He also urged the Police hierarchy to enforce discipline among police personnel but cautioned ” this should be done with handiness and fairness”.

He warned that the Politicians would not countenance unnecessary criticism that would undermine the work of the Police, saying: “This should however not be misconstrued to mean interference with the work of the Service”, Supt. Peter Lanchene Tuubo told the host of Anopa Nkomo, Kwame Tutu on Accra based Kingdom FM 107.7.

“You cannot tie the hands of the Police and expect us to work professionally.”

According to him, this would make the police loyal to the Constitution instead of a particular government.

However, Peter Lanchene Tuubo advised Regional and District Commanders of Police to give chance to some of their personnel who had worked in the region for longer periods to go on transfers.

“We need a well-tooled police service. We need more knowledgeable police officers across the service. We need more efficient service delivery from the police.”

He said security for matters of criminal nature are for the country’s security agencies and not for political parties.

He, therefore, asked the Government to consider amending the 1992 Constitution to give the (GPS) independence to operate and protect the citizens from violent groups.

By : Richard Obeng Bediako / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdomfmonline.com / Richardobengbediako@gmail.com / Ghana / 2019