Security Analyst, Dr Kwesi Anning, says there is a need for the Leader of the vigilante group; Delta force to be apprehended following his acknowledgement of the group’s violent activities and subsequently an order for his ‘boys’ to cease their activities.
Kwadwo Fosu Bamba as he is identified came out to call his boys to order, urging them to desist from any acts likely to mar the peace of the country.
“The whole world everybody was saying what we did was bad never happened before. We feel bad about it. We will make sure it won’t happen again.
“I will take this opportunity to tell all my fellow security in the NPP that we should give respect to the president.
He said he would tour the whole country to tell members to “stay calm, respect the IGP, the president and Ghanaians in general”, were his words.
“Meaning that, the signal is clear, when you commit crime and you publicly say you won’t commit crimes again then it means that you are a free person but when we live in such a dangerous environment, such individuals and groups, political vigilantes, landguards, must be punished according to the law and we are not using the law to punish people to serve as a deterrent and that is dangerous in the short to medium term”.
Vigilante groups under the NPP have in recent times engaged in several violent attacks, vandalism, assault and lawlessness.
They among other things chased out heads of District NHIS offices, School Feeding Programs, YEA and demanded to have their men man those offices.
They also attacked the passport office, the Driver and Vehicle License Authority demanding to have control over those sensitive installations.
In a record-breaking act of impunity, the group invaded the Ashanti Regional Security Coordinator’s office, bundled the security coordinator out of the office.
Recently, they chased out the Regional Coordinator and staff of the Northern Regional Secretariat of the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) out of his office and locked up the offices over what they called unfair allocation of schools in the region to caterers.