Information Minister, Oppong Nkrumah has eulogized the Ghana police service for exhibiting professionalism during the “Krum Aye Shi” demonstration by Arise Ghana.
He remarked that the police remained calm and carried out their duties even though they were attacked.
“First, we should commend the Policemen and women for their professionalism. The IGP was very clear that [the demonstrators] are supposed to be your brothers and sisters, treat them with decorum, assist them to exercise their constitutional right under Article 21(1)(d) which gives you the right to join an assembly to protest as you please”.
“Even when they were attacked by these persons, though they had a superior force that they could use even in their own defense, in compliance with the instruction of their superior they still kept their calm and did their best to control the situation”.
“There is an obvious attempt to create instability in our country at this time, we don’t need to mince words about it. There is a trajectory, first, there was a group that wanted to demonstrate with weapons, then there was this group that said they wanted to demonstrate throughout the night till the following morning. The Police raised obvious security questions against that”.
“This is even daytime, broad daylight at Obra Spot here at Accra, you have people attacking Police in this manner, can you imagine what could have happened at night if some of these things were allowed to continue throughout the night,” he said on the Good Evening programme Tuesday, June 28″.
Meanwhile, The Police announced that 12 officers have been injured during the demonstration by members of the Arise Ghana pressure group on Tuesday, June 28.