Jubilee House Demo: Ghanaians Deserve Better- Sammy Gyamfi To IGP
The communication officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi, has criticised the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr George Akuffo Dampare, over the brutalities that characterised demonstrations at the Jubilee House on Wednesday, September 21.
According to him, the IGP has enjoyed the support of Ghanaians, but in return, the Ghana Police Service has failed Ghanaians.
He said the police subjected protestors to inhumane treatment and unlawfully seized their phones while embarking on a peaceful protest against the government and its policies.
Despite a caution, the pressure group Democracy Hub proceeded with protests at the seat of government, leading to the arrest of 49 persons.
In a post on X, formerly Twitter, Mr Gyamfi said:
“Mr. IGP; after all the support and goodwill you have enjoyed from Ghanaians since your appointment, we certainly deserve better from you,” he said. “The arrest of the innocent citizens who decided to embark on a peaceful protest against the misrule of the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia/NPP government this morning is not only unlawful but shameful and backwards.”
“There cannot be any place for this odious abuse of fundamental human rights in any democratic country governed by the rule of law.
“Even more reprehensible is the fact that some of the unlawfully arrested protestors have had their phones illegally seized and have been subjected to beatings and all manner of inhumane and degrading treatments by the Ghana Police Service,” he added.
He further condemned the action of the police and requested the release of the arrested protestors.
“Sadly, this heinous barbarism is happening under the watch and leadership of an IGP, who many thought would be different,” he noted.
“The NDC condemns this shameful conduct by the Ghana Police Service in no uncertain terms. And demand the immediate release of all the unlawfully arrested and detained protestors,” he noted.