Over a period of time, the “Okada street riders” have been the targets of some policemen in the police force here in Ghana, particularly the Greater Accra region. Honestly, I do not have any problem with Ghana police in their peril to discharging their duties within the police laws and of the laws of Ghana. On the other hand, intelligence gathered depicts that some of these policemen have bought private Motors and have given them to private men for same commercial businesses. So, they see other “Okada riders” as enemies and are intimidating them with their uniforms.
Now, I see this as purely injustice and abuse of power on the side of those policemen who are on this unacceptable agenda to take space of Okada businesses here in Accra. If it is not good for private men to engage themselves in, why should it be good for Policemen? In Ghana, we have laws, and in our 1992 constitution Article 17(1) states that; “No one is above the law”, not even the Police nor any person acting in a capacity as a statesman. This clearly shows that those policemen who are deliberately intimidating their fellow Okada businessmen are abusing their powers given to them to ensure peace and order in the country, particularly Greater Accra region.
It is in that light, that I am writing with avid interest to notify the Ghana MTTD Commander of Police to open his eyes widely on this issue and prevent these erroneous occurrences. As a Regional Youth Organizer, it is part of my duty to ensure that the Accra natives would be served fairly with justice as expected. I am very optimistic that the above statement will certainly be taken into consideration in order to install peace and order here in the Greater Accra region.
HON. MOSES ABOR
GREATER ACCRA REGIONAL YOUTH ORGANIZER, NPP