The Minority Chief Whip and MP for Asawase Constituency, Mohammed-Mubarak Muntaka, has cautioned Ghanaians to be circumspect in the praises they are heaping on the new Inspector General of Police, Dr. George Akuffo Dampare.
Although, the MP admits that IGP is doing a good job and delivering on his mandate, he is of the view that there is the possibility of creating a monster out of him should the widespread public commendation gets into his head.
He is therefore admonishing Dr. Dampare to stay within the confines of the law in all his operations.
Mr. Muntaka Mubarak, who was speaking on The Probe on Joy News explained that, “I mean Dampare, oh good guy … let’s be careful we don’t create a monster out of him. Let’s be careful because you see, he has to make sure that he’s also working within the confines of the law.”
Alhaji Muntaka’s assertion was based on recent arrests by the police, particularly alleged reports on an attempted arrest of the MP for Madina, Francis-Xavier Sosu, in church, on Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Francis-Xavier Sosu, who was embarking on a visitation of some churches in his constituency, was allegedly ambushed and surrounded by policemen waiting to arrest him.
The intended arrest was due to Mr. Sosu’s failure to report to the police, following an invitation concerning a demonstration he led in his constituency on Monday, October 25, 2021.