The Dean of the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (GAFCSC), Professor Vladimir Antwi-Danso, has said any move to arrest the leaders of the Arise Ghana pressure group due to the violence that characterized Day 1 of the demonstration on Tuesday, June 28, will rather heighten tension in the system.
“In managing the conflict or crises, you will make sure that you don’t exacerbate the situation by some actions. In most places, when you are having such a situation, you have intelligence sources on the ground. Make sure that you set the red line and when they cross the red line you can arrest them. But I strongly suspect that today, right now, this morning, if they arrest the leadership right away it would have created the condition for disturbances so they shouldn’t, they should engage them. Policing is about engagement of the people to understand law-abiding so I won’t recommend their arrest,” Prof Antwi-Danso said on the New Day show with Berla Mundi on TV3 Wednesday, June 29.