by: michael eli dokosi /www.blakkpepper.com/ghana
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While no one man can claim credit for safe guarding the peace of society, it appears the work of COP Nathan Kofi Boakye, the immediate past Regional Police Commander of the Ashanti Region was so stellar that in the face of rampaging attacks of the Delta Force, Kumasi residents want their man back to stem the tide.
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) aligned vigilante group in opposition threated factions not in support of their endorsed candidates and taken on the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) elements who crossed their paths but even with their party being in government, the group comprising macho men have assaulted the newly appointed Ashanti regional security capo and stormed a Kumasi High Court to free 13 of their detained members.
It is in the face of such threats and the lack of intelligence gathering on the group by the police as well as the will to unleash the might of state security on them that has led to residents beseeching President Akufo-Addo to reassign the man fondly called Commander 1 to the region to put the fear of God in the miscreants.
They contend Mr. Boakye exhibited professionalism and thoroughly investigated claims that even aggrieved parties concerned appreciated his efforts only for president Akufo-Addo to transfer him to a research desk in Accra as Director General of Research/Planning at the Police Headquarters.
Residents say during Commander One’s reign robbery attacks reduced and on the rare occasions they happened the robbers were swiftly engaged in gun battles leading to a generally peaceful atmosphere.
But some view the call on the president to return Mr. Boakye to Kumasi as misplaced and not the solution. Rather the police force under the new leadership of DCOP Ken Yeboah in the region must focus attention on intelligence gathering to preempt any strike by the Delta Force since institutions stay on long after particular officers move on.
For some however COP Nathan Kofi Boakye has shown enough and garnered enough experience to be even the Inspector General of Police.