The Member of Parliament for the Odododiodoo constituency, Edwin Nii Lante Vanderpuye has described the Jamestown Police as incompetent.
According to the MP, the police have failed to act on numerous violent activities perpetrated by some youth belonging to the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the community.
The Odododiodoo legislator in a Citi News interview said the police must act swiftly for peace to prevail in the constituency.
“I was personally beaten very well and soundly by them and nothing has been done. Nobody has been arrested and no one has even been called to assist with investigations.”
“So if all these will end, the police must be seen to be acting. The police in my constituency are impotent and are incapable of handling the situation because the boys always claim that there is somebody at the top who will also defend them and also ask the police to release them,” he said.
Nii Lante Bannerman wants persons behind clashes arrested
On the same issue, NPP’s parliamentary candidate for the constituency, Nii Lante Bannerman has demanded the arrest of the persons behind the said clash.
Mr. Bannerman said his call is based on the failure of the Jamestown police station to investigate several violent attacks in the constituency.
He added that the NPP members will be forced to defend themselves if such actions persist.
“We will be left with no other option than to defend and protect ourselves. I am saying that if the security agencies do not take up this case, we will be forced to protect and defend ourselves because we will not sit for them to attack us.”
“If it continues, we’ll have to defend and protect ourselves. In any nature that the attack will come, we will defend and protect ourselves,” he warned.
Supporters of the New Patriotic Party and National Democratic Congress on Sunday, October 25, 2020, clashed at Jamestown in the Odododiodoo constituency.
15 persons were wounded following the attack in one of the Greater Accra Region’s known hotspots.
The incident occurred while some NDC members were embarking on a campaign walk on Sunday morning.
Videos in circulation show some persons in party colours throwing stones, bottles, and other projectiles on a street at each other.
The fighting was concentrated on the Atta Mills Highway at a junction called One Way.