Ghana Police and BNI are ‘sloppy’ - Matthew Opoku Prempeh

Dr. Opoku Prempeh alleged that after the Police were called to the crime scene, they [Police] began calling and texting media houses and other MPs that JB Danquah had been murdered.


According to him, the political class in the country has over the years “given the Ghana Police Service and the BNI too much leeway in their sloppiness.”

The Manhyia South Legislator made these remarks during a panel discussion on Joy FM over the murder of his colleague MP, Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu.

He questioned why the security operatives have been unable to resolve the numerous high profile murders which have hit the nation over the years.


He thus recommended that it is high time, the banter between politicians ceases and rather “start asking the Police after giving them all the resources that you [Felix Kwakye-Ofosu] enumerate why they still can’t solve these murders that are sitting on our books for ages.”

“A murder is a murder and the Police can never convince me…Even chiefs are murdered, their heads are cut off and they are shot at in their palaces and yet, politicians allow the Police to get away with it. It is absolutely wrong,” he complained.

“Why will a Policeman go to a murder scene and be calling MPs or media houses?” he asked, adding that, “instead of the Police concentrating on doing forensic work and arresting people, they are competing for attention and Facebook likes by calling people to come to the crime scene to muddy the waters.”

He recalled that on 11 July 2007, the late Professor Mills who was then the Presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) organized a press conference and listed about four high profile murders which had been unresolved.

“He [Prof. Mills] categorized them as contract killings so if the lexicon of contract killing has become part of our discourse, it’s because Professor Mills introduced it and he called on President Kufuor to make sure they find the killers,” he said.


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