No Violent Incident So Far After Verdict

IGP-Mohammed-Ahmed-AlhassanThe police have not recorded any in cidence of violence throughout the country after the Supreme Court verdict.

Similarly, nobody has been arrested for causing harm in connection with the ruling.This was due to the stringent security measures put in place by the police to curb such incidents and the general comportment of the public.

The Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Cephas Arthur disclosed this to The Ghanaian Times in an interview yesterday.

He said the security agencies prepared adequately before, during and after the verdict, noting that just after the pronouncement of the verdict, the security strategy changed their approach to enable them counter any nasty incident.

He said though the police and other security agencies executed their task successfully, credit should also be given to the General public for the maturity and discipline they exhibited.

Prior to the verdict, there were apprehensions of likely skirmishes, especially between supporters of the petitioners and respondents in the case, which put fear in people to remain at home.

DSP Arthur said his outfit had revised their strategy just after to the judgment to meet any unforeseen circumstances.

He indicated that the police would not rush to withdraw its personnel on duty at flash points until the political tempo was totally calm and urged the public not to do anything that would endanger the peace of the country. - Francis Asamah Tuffour

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