IGP must retire — Prof Gyampo reacts to IGP’s ‘Heaven’ comments

Political Lecturer at the University of Ghana, Professor Ransford Gyampo has called for the retirement of Inspector General of Police (IGP), James Oppong-Boanuh.

His comment comes following the statement made by the IGP in reaction to criticisms about the rate of insecurity in the country.

“We are doing what we can to protect the people of Ghana. There is no society in the world where there is no crime. Even in the USA, UK and Sweden, where they, more or less have everything, they still have crime. The only place that doesn’t have crime is heaven and we are not in heaven,” the IGP said during his visit to the family of police officer who was shot de@th in a recent bullion van robbery attack.

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This comment from IGP has received backlash from Ghanaians with a section asking him to apologize and retract the statement.

Mr. Gyampo reacting to IGP’s comments took to Facebook and indicated that Mr. Oppong Boanuh must learn the art of communication especially in times of sorrow.

“The IGP must learn the tact of communication, particularly in times of sorrow.

“We need no soothsayer to tell us we are not in heaven. He must learn the art of public speaking and be politically smart in his utterances.

“Actually, he must retire,” he said.

IGP must retire — Prof Gyampo reacts to IGP's 'Heaven' comments