IGP must probe police disruption of registration – NPP
The New Patriotic Party in the Volta Region has urged the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to speedily investigate the alleged Police disruption of the Limited Voters’ Registration Exercise at Metrikasa, in the Akatsi North District.
Mr Peter Amenu, the Regional Chairman of the Party, at a media Conference in Ho, alleged that a Police vehicle with registration number GP3983, on Saturday May 7, arrived at the Metrikasa Registration Centre and picked the registration kits together with the Registration Officers and the agents of the National Democratic Congress Party, and drove them towards a community near the Ghana-Togo border.
He said the Police only brought the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) kits back to the original Centre after he (Amenu) and his driver chased the Police vehicle and crossed it a few metres away from Togo.
Metrikasa is a small community along the Ho-Aflao Highway, and it is linked to Togo by many footpaths and a rough road.
Mr Amenu said after the two vehicles returned to Metrikasa, he tried to take pictures of the Police officers, but it led to a scuffle in which the policemen snatched his mobile phone and also used the butt of a gun to hit his arm.
He said the incident disrupted the registration exercise for some two hours and questioned the motive of the policemen in moving the registration kits, the Registration Officers and the NDC agents to that unlisted centre.
Mr Amenu said the action of the Police cast a slur on the Police institution, therefore, the IGP must bring those officers to book to maintain public confidence in the Police.
“We have confidence and belief in the Police, so this act must be investigated to assure us that the Police will remain professional in the November Polls,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Regional Police Headquarters is said to be investigating the case.