Be like Sam George, stop pleading on behalf of suspects – Police Commander to politicians

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The Tema Regional Police Commander, DCOP Barima Tweneboah Sasraku II has admonished politicians in the country to desist from pleading for suspects arrested for various offences.

According to him, Ningo-Prampram MP, Samuel Nartey George unlike his peers has never impressed on the police to release from custody those found culpable of crime in his area.

DCOP Tweneboah Sasraku II made this known after the MP donated motorcycles valued at 40,000 cedis to the Tema Regional Command Police to assist them to fight crime in the Ningo-Prampram area.

The Ningo Prampram area, arguably one of the fastest-growing areas in the country has recorded an increase in criminal activities over the last few years. Criminal elements take advantage of the deplorable road network in the area to embark on their nefarious activities, prompting the Police Command to appeal to the MP to provide them with motorbikes since the bad road network makes it difficult for them to effectively combat crime.

Speaking at the handover of the motorbikes on Monday, October 25, 2020, DCOP Barima Tweneboah Sasraku II, who was full of praise for the gesture by Mr George decried the practice where politicians and opinion leaders plead for suspects saying that practice affects effective policing.

“We have this saying that if it is not me I don’t care. So if you are a chief, an MP or the assemblyman, I can go and plead for somebody who has been arrested but you have forgotten the person could do it to your brother, to your family member or any other member of the community and if we continue pleading for them, these are the very people who will come to harm us.”

“It is very pleasing to know that Honourable Sam George has not, so far, for the one year I have been here, come to plead on anybody’s behalf that because this person did this pardon him or don’t let us go to court.”

“I appeal to all our members that if family members or even if our own children do something wrong we should let the law work for us to have sanity in our system.”

The MP also donated some Air conditioners to the Ningo Prampram Fire Service and the traditional council in the area to assist them in the discharge of their duties.

SourceABC News

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