MP Expresses Disappointment in Hohoe Clashes: Police-Vehicle Collision Sparks Unrest
Hohoe Clashes: In the wake of recent events in Gordenu, Hohoe, John Peter Amewu, Member of Parliament for the Hohoe constituency, has voiced his deep disappointment over the unfolding situation.
The turmoil originated from a collision involving a police vehicle and a motorbike rider, triggering a wave of violence within the community.
Police Pursuit Ends in Tragic Collision: Marijuana Suspicions Lead to Unfortunate Incident
Initial reports suggest that the police were pursuing a motorbike rider on suspicion of drug possession.
Failing to halt the rider, the police resorted to colliding with him using their vehicle.
This maneuver led to widespread community anger and resulted in the assault and subsequent burning of the police patrol car.
Tragically, the situation escalated further, culminating in the loss of two lives due to police gunfire.
Additionally, twelve individuals were apprehended amidst the chaos.
The escalating violence raised concerns about the conduct of law enforcement in the region.
John Peter Amewu, en route to his constituency, expressed his profound dismay at the behavior of the police force involved.
He expected a higher degree of professionalism and responsibility from the officers, particularly given the gravity of the incident.
Peter Amewu’s concerns extended beyond this singular incident, questioning the effectiveness of police training under the current Inspector General of Police (IGP).
Conflict with Duty: Protecting Citizens Versus Harming Them
Amewu strongly condemned the reckless actions of the police force and highlighted the disregard for the safety of the individual involved.
Notably, the incident did not occur at a checkpoint but during a pursuit, amplifying its disturbing nature.
Amewu’s disappointment was compounded by the fact that such occurrences contradicted the police force’s core duty of safeguarding citizens’ lives.
Amewu’s Warning: Operational Commander Urged to Exercise Restraint
Amewu issued a stern warning to the operational commander in the Hohoe region, urging them to abstain from entering the community.
Intercepted communications suggested a potential raid by the commander and their team, prompting Amewu to caution against such actions.
He underscored the community’s resilience and readiness to resist unwarranted aggression, emphasizing the need for an immediate cessation of such provocations.