Hawa Koomson’s roundly condemned trigger happy un-Ghanaian conduct and the NPP’s violent schemes in Ajumako have, sadly to say, claimed its first casualty in the Ghana Police Service. While well-meaning Ghanaians have called for stiffer punishment for the Awutu Senya East MP and the NPP hoodlums arrested at Ajumako with stockpile arms, President Akufo Addo’s government, through the Inspector General of Police, has beared it’s teeth at the Central Regional Crime Officer, Chief Superintendent Reuben Asiwoko.
Instead of supporting the Regional Crime Officer to stamp out the reckless conducts of NPP functionaries in the region, the IGP and Central Regional Police Commander, have acquiesced to dictates of the deputy Central Regional Minster, Thomas Adjei Baffour and Hawa Koomson to transfer Chief Superintendent Asiwoko to the Eastern region. Reports are that Thomas Adjei Baffour instructed the regional crime officer to drop the charges against Hawa Koomson and the NPP hoodlums, but he told the deputy regional minister in the face that he will enforce the law regardless of who was involved.
Chief superintendent Reuben Asiwoko is reported to have angrily told the deputy regional minister, “I won’t do it…my job is to ensure that I maintain law and order and the region is free from violence. The worse you can do is to tell my superiors to transfer me. You cannot sack me from the Police service.”
Crestfallen and angered by the boisterous stance of the regional crime officer, the deputy regional minister reported Chief Superintendent Asiwoko to his superiors of which he has been transferred to the Eastern region. He is to exit the Central region by August 5, 2020. Just as Akufo Addo is fighting those fighting corruption, he has also turned his guns on those fighting crime while the hoodlums are carried shoulder high and goaded to do more.
Amos Blessing Amorse
Deputy Greater Accra Regional Youth Organizer