I must demand that Ghana's Inspector General of Police, George Dampare, resign with immediate effect from the current president, Nana Akufo Addo’s administration. His quick action in fighting crime issues in the country was impressive just a few months after being appointed as the IGP, but I have reasons to urge his resignation today.
Despite beginning well as the Inspector General of Police, Dampare, I can prove that you are among the corrupt people, including journalists and lawyers, that Akufo Addo purposely appointed to protect him from exposure so he can be able to spread his tentacles, commit crimes with impunity, and loot Ghana’s coffers in every manner he likes.
I am certain, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that you were appointed by Akufo Addo because you know who murdered J.B Danquah-Adu. There are certain things Ken Agyapong, the Member of Parliament for Assin Central has said about Dampare, relating to J.B. Danquah-Adu’s death.
The IGP, George Dampare, is like the Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng, the Chief Justice, Kwesi Anin-Yeboah, and others who can't work against the crimes of Nana Akufo Addo, therefore, their services are doing more harm to the country than good.
According to Agyapong, because Dampare knew the one who murdered Danquah, he was transferred to another place to avoid pursuing the case. Agyapong’s statement reveals that when Dampare was transferred off of the murder file, he wasn’t then the Inspector General of Police.
Did Akufo Addo purposely appoint George Dampari to keep his mouth shut because the confession statement of the murderer mentioned the name of the president, Nana Akufu Addo? Dampare wants to sweep these sensitive cases involving high government officials under the carpet.
My interest in the murder cases involving the Ghanaian police with impunity and the justice for JB Danquah’s family has forced me to go after this case that has been deliberately ignored because the current president’s name was mentioned. Every murder case involving any high-profile person or the police begins with force as if the people involved will be arrested. Soon, the cases become cold.
Consequently, after being implicated in the murder case and consequently, his inability to investigate murder cases taking place under the NPP government, Dampare’s popularity has now gone with the wind. I am very sure that he will agree with me on that. The majority of Ghanaians no longer like him because they believe he has a skeleton in the cupboard.
For Dampare, no description suits him better than being in the shadows of the living and dead Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng, the corrupt Chief Justice, Kwasi Anin-Yeboah, and Godfred Dame, another corrupt Attorney General, promoting and supporting crimes in the NPP government.
In mysterious circumstances, a lot of people have died, including police officers and ordinary Ghanaians, under Akufo Addo’s government, yet Dampare has refused to investigate. The latest is the killing of Albert Donkor, a digital television installer.
According to the victim’s family, the police killed Mr. Donkor because he was a witness to an armed robbery incident and he recognized a police officer he knew. This accusation can’t be factual because a similar incident happened recently when a police officer was killed in the van escorting money.
The president, Nana Akufo Addo, has failed to fight both corruption and crime. Therefore, amid a high rate of unemployment, crime has increased significantly under his government. Imagine a president who gave the order for security personnel to attack and rob someone he had an affair with just to prevent being exposed.
Serwa Broni’s case is a serious crime that should have been investigated to remove Akufo Addo from office, but since Ghana is a "shithole nation," the president continues to commit crimes with impunity because he thinks he is above the law and, therefore, has the power to do whatever he likes. This is one of the reasons he has failed as a president.
I don’t know what Dampare is waiting for because his fame has rapidly faded away like a worn-out cloth. He should know by now that the majority of Ghanaians have lost confidence in him because he has failed to investigate crimes happening under the government of Akufo Addo, which pose threats to the safety of ordinary Ghanaians.
As the Inspector General of Police, Dampare has to protect the public throughout the country, ensure the safety of citizens of the country and foreign citizens, fight crime, and counter crimes and offenses, but Dampare at the moment can’t handle the continuing murder cases in the country because some of the police officers have now become armed robbers, killing innocent people.
When the African American, George Floyd, was brutally murdered by the police in the United States of America, the cunning president, who wants to win people’s sympathy and admiration, sent words of condolence to the family of the man who died in police custody on May 25, 2020.
Akufo-Addo wrote on his Facebook page, "On behalf of the people of Ghana, I express my deep condolences to the family and loved ones of the late George Floyd." We stand with our kith and kin in America in these difficult and trying times, and we hope that the unfortunate, tragic death of George Floyd will inspire a lasting change in how America confronts head-on the problems of hate and racism. "
But since Akufo Addo became the president, many defenseless Ghanaians have been murdered and he has never shown any concern or spoken about those murdered, including the Ghanaian journalists, Ahmed Hussein-Suale and JB Danquah, and social media activist, Ibrahim Mohammed, popularly known as Kaaka. What kind of hypocrisy is this?
The impact of crime in Akufo Addo’s government has taken a serious toll on Ghana, unfortunately, Dampare, can’t investigate any murder case in this NPP government. That’s why crime is increasing daily. The IGP’s ruined confidence can never be restored; I’m, therefore, calling for his resignation.