Youth advised against political violence

ACP Twumasi-Sarpong, inaugurating the committee.              Photo:  Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi

ACP Twumasi-Sarpong, inaugurating the committee. Photo: Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi

The Director of the Community Policing Department, CPD Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Habiba Twumasi-Sarpong, has entreated the youth not to engage in political violence during this year’s elections.

She said the youth were the future leaders and should not allow themselves to be used as agents for violence, but rather for peace.

ACP Twumasi- Sarpong gave the advise when she inaugurated the Okponglo Neighbourhood Watch Committee (ONWC) in Accra last Friday.

The Director called on the public, especially the youth, to desist from taking the laws into their own hands, and causing trouble during the elections.

“We must all ensure there is peace before and during this year’s elections to ensure the continous stability of the nation,” she added.

She advised the members not to mete instant justice to suspects, and asked them to eschew acts that infringed on the rights of the people they protect in the area.

ACP Twumasi-Sarpong said community policing as a strategy, had proven to be effective and successful all over the world, especially the neighbourhood watch initiative.

She said most crimes are committed in the communities and need the collaboration of the public to ensure crime-free environment.

By Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi

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