In honouring Constable Prince Fordwuor, on Friday 16th July, 2021, for his honesty in reporting to his commander, cash from a Stanbic Bank ATM that he found, the current Inspector General of Police, Mr. James Opong-Boanuh, was in effect, perhaps honouring a future Inspector General of Police. Bravo to Constable Prince Fordwuor.
In sharp contrast, shame on the many crooks in the Ghana Police Service, busy giving honest police officers such a bad name, across our homeland Ghana, with their never-ending bribe-taking. Disgraceful.
Even as we speak, a case of illegal tree felling for bush-cut chainsaw lumber production, on a massive scale, inside the freehold 14-square mile upland evergreen rainforest property of the late P. E. Thompson Esq., at Akyem Juaso, has allegedly been reported to the Anyinham District Police Command, and to the Technical Officer, of the Anyinham District Office, of the Forestry Service of the Forestry Commission, Mr. Kofi Sarpong.
We await the denouement of that particular egregious story/case of illegal tree-felling for bush-cut chainsaw lumber production, reported to Investigators.
The Anyinham District Police Command, must arrest and prosecute the Thompson family member, a lady, who is said to be living in Jumapo (which is not so far from the Eastern Regional capital, Koforidua, incidentally), and who allegedly ordered the felling of so many trees.
Ditto, also arrest investigate and prosecute, all the police officers, and Forestry Service personnel, who are said to be demanding secret-payments, to allow the stealth-evacuation of the said bushcut chainsaw lumber. Too dreadful for words.
Finally, in light of all the above, perhaps the question we must all ponder over is: Has a future IGP just been honoured, by the current IGP, James Opong-Boanuh - and will Constable Prince Fordwuor rise rapidly to the top of the hierarchy, of the Ghana Police Service, and eventually succeed in rooting out police corruption as IGP?
By Kofi Thompson