Martin Kpebu, a private legal practitioner, has demanded an investigation into why the Emile Short Commission of Inquiry report on the reassignment of DSP Samuel Kojo Azugu and his Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team at the National Security Ministry has not been implemented.
He stated that the Inspector General of Police (IGP), James Oppong Boanuh, must be held accountable.
“Azugu and his people were supposed to return to the [Ghana] Police Service, but Azugu is still walking around in the National Security premises,” Mr Kpebu said on The Keypoints on TV3/3FM on Saturday, May 15. “If you go there, you’ll see him.” As a result, it is not only ordinary citizens who are not [obeying the rules]. The IGP is also at fault. Why didn’t he take his men back when they said he should?
The Commission of Inquiry established by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in the aftermath of the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election violence in 2019 recommended.
“the immediate removal of DSP Samuel Kojo Azugu from command responsibility at the Ministry of National Security given his failure to appropriately command and control the SWAT team of which he was in command during the operation at the La Bawal”. “It is recommended by the IGP that he be reassigned,” the report stated succinctly.
However, the recent detention of Citi FM journalist Caleb Kudah at the National Security Ministry demonstrated that the Ghana Police Service’s SWAT team is still in operation at the Ministry. This, according to Mr. Kpebu, is raising eyebrows within the Service. “Look, the people in the [Ghana] Police Service are enraged. I’ve spoken with people in the [Ghana] Police Service, and they’re furious and dissatisfied with how we’re handling the National Security issue.”