GHANA’S POLICE, MILITARY HIGH COMMANDS CONDEMN CLASHES BETWEEN THEIR PERSONNEL

ACCRA– The high commands of Ghana’s police and military have taken serious exception to the clash between the police and military personnel at Tamale, about 620 kilometres north of here, on Wednesdayand have condemned it in no uncertain terms.

Consequently, both commands met at the Ministry of the Interior that day and agreed, among other things, to set up committees involving the Police and Military in regions where there is a military base, for the purposes of overseeing the peaceful co-existence of both commands.

This was revealed in a statement jointly signed by Assistant Commissioner of Police David Eklu, the Director-General of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, and Colonel Eric Aggrey Quashie, the Director of Public Relations of the Ghana Armed Forces.

It said the committees would be mandated to deal with acts of indiscipline among their rank and file and constantly remind officers that they are not above the law, follow their respective chain of command procedures for addressing breaches and acts of indiscipline, and respect the rule of law.

The statement said the meeting further agreed to continue to collaborate in investigating the clash and similar existing cases and officers found culpable would be sanctioned in accordance with the law.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK