Crack down on Vigilante groups engaged in thuggery-Rev Asante tells Police

The Chairman of National Peace Council Most Rev Prof. Emmanuel Asante has admonished the police administration to be up and doing in cracking down on vigilante groups who engage in atrocities.

He suggested that reinforcement from the military and other security agencies are selected to augment efforts of the police to clamp down on these vigilante groups who constantly attack innocent citizens.

This he believes will enable citizens go about their normal duties devoid of fear and panic fearing that things will escalate if measures are not put in place to prevent untoward.

He bemoaned that the police have not been proactive enough in handling activities of these vigilante groups urging them to enforce the law.

Delta Force on Thursday stormed the Kumasi Circuit Court and freed their colleagues who were on trail for assaulting the Ashanti Regional Security Coordinator George Adjei.

Speaking on Ultimate Breakfast Show hosted by Lantam Papanko, he described as unfortunate the occurrence of these attacks saying the groups should not be giving the leeway to take the laws into their own hands.

Commenting on public outcry that these vigilante groups of the various political parties be disbanded, he questioned how these ‘outlaws’ will be disbanded when they are not registered or legal.

‘Who are they to be disbanded, you can disband a security company that has registered. These are outlaws; these are people who have bounded themselves together in support of a particular political party or individuals. And by their activities undermining the rule of law, and we have the agencies in this country which have the responsibility of ensuring that law and order is maintain, that is the police.

The police service is the institution that should be doing their work. The rule of law must prevail. This is how the Boko Haram, Al Shabaab and others came about, we must crack down on people who are doing that, lets us deal with them, we are talking about gangsters,’ he suggested.

By: Ghana/