I Love Ghana but Hate its Sluggish and Weak Law Enforcement

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Any country that does not expeditiously judiciously apply its laws, does not see much development and prevalence of justice but abundance of roguishness, corruption and all sorts of manifestations of crimes and high level propensity to commit crimes by the daring criminals.

It is undisputable fact that people do go missing or get murdered under mysterious circumstances in Ghana with many of the investigations initiated by the police not yielding any conclusive results. The missing persons are neither found alive, nor dead.

There was a year in recent times in the life of Kumawu where more than five people went missing without any trace of them until today. Again, in the first week of March 2020, a two and a half to three year-old baby son of my younger brother’s wife’s sister went missing in a broad daylight at Ntunkumso near Effiduase in the Ashanti region. The baby has not been found. Surely, he is presumed kidnapped, and probably dead by now.

In such a country, do we take it seriously, meriting criminal investigations, when someone comes out of the woods to publicly declare to the whole world that he knows someone who kills people, or we should simply ignore the person making such revelations?

There is one Reverend Obofour in Ghana who on a video trending on the social media boastfully declaring amid threats in front of his concurring junior pastors that he knows a rich media mogul who drinks blood and has time and patience to kill people in Ghana. He goes on to threaten that should anyone dare him, he will blow the cover off the identity of the said person.

Why should the police not invite him for interrogation to help the nation find the killer to arrest and curb the rate at which people go missing or are murdered without any trace?

In any civilized nation where the country’s success has always been dependent on the speedy and judicious application of their laws, Reverend Obofour would have been invited by the police long ago.

Are Ghanaians nonchalant about people getting missing or murdered? Yes, they are, by view of how Rev. Obofour has not yet been arrested or invited for investigations over his serious allegation as hereby recounted.

He cannot claim his allegation was merely a banter. No, he was serious about it.

May I ask the nation’s lawyers and judges if self-confession to a committed crime or knowledge of such a crime is an enough acceptable evidence to incriminate one for prosecution, especially when such self-confession statement was not made under duress but voluntarily?

I insist on the police inviting or arresting Rev. Obofour for investigations into his serious allegation of knowledge of someone in Ghana drinking blood and killing people.

The police and the National Security will be a complete joke if they don’t act on this allegation by Rev. Obofour of personally knowing someone who is into the business of murdering people.

I am waiting to read from the papers that Rev. Obofour has been interrogated by the police about his knowledge of some rich person in Ghana having a media house and infatuated with killing people.

Why are the law enforcement agents so slow and weak to act even when prodded to by the availability of credible evidence in the public domain? This case in discussion is a classic example to prove the nation’s investigative system weak and sluggish.

Are they waiting for someone to petition the President of the Republic of Ghana who will in turn direct them to investigate the case? The police must even count themselves fortunate that Rev. Obofour is in a way making their job of detecting and arresting murderers easier so they had better invite him over for interrogation and more information.

Is it not the work of the law enforcement agents, e.g. police, to protect lives, property and to prevent crimes through the enforcement of the citizens’ adherence to the laws? Why then is this sluggishness or weakness, if not nonchalance, in this case under discussion?

Rockson Adofo

Friday, 26 June 2020

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