Member of Parliament for South Dayi, Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor has condemned the attempted removal of the Ashanti Regional Security Coordinator, DCOP (Rtd) Kweku Ayensu Opare Addo from office. 

According to him, “the Rambo-style removal of DCOP Opare Addo from office on Monday, raises a serious concern on the path this nation is headed in the face of increased impunity even with the existence of the Vigilantism and other Related Offences Act, 2019 (Act999).”

In a communique dated May 19, Mr Dafeamekpor called for immediate sanctions against security officials who allegedly assaulted the retired police officer.

DCOP Opare Addo recounting his chilling account on how he was harassed by members of the Delta Force stated that he was handcuffed and driven out of his office.

However, Maj. Gen. Francis Adu Amanfo (Rtd) dismissed these allegations. He stated unequivocally that DCOP Opare Addo was never handcuffed as alleged.

Responding to the two accounts, the South Dayi Legislator demanded a thorough investigation on the alleged criminality engaged by DCOP Opare Addo and the supposed use of delta force to drive him out of office.

“From the foregoing, two issues stand out which need further probe. The first is the allegation that the operation was carried out by members of the Delta Forces, a vigilante group that is obviously operating in breach of ACT 999, needs investigating and punitive measures taken to deter others.

“The second, the allegation that DCOP Opare Addo was engaged in criminal activities as stated unequivocally by Major General Francis Adu Amado (retd) needs serious investigations. That a security coordinator who occupies office to superintend and deal with criminal conducts, is himself alleged to be involved in criminal activities, is a serious issue that cannot be swept under the carpet,” he added.

Mr Dafeamekpor prayed that the Akufo-Addo-led government punishes perpetrators found guilty after its investigations.

He says the incumbent government cannot pass laws and watch unconcerned the perpetuation of illegalities because those involved are affiliated to its political party.

“These two allegations demand open, truthful and transparent enquiry in order to lay the issues to rest. It is expected that the outcome of the investigations would be implemented to the latter should they come out to confirm wrongdoing.”