DCOP Opare Addo in the grips of alleged members of Delta Force

The Ashanti Regional National Security Coordinator, DCOP Opare Addo has indicated that claims of non-performance and criminal activities levelled against him are baseless and deceptive.

Dismissing the allegation, DCOP Opare Addo in a press statement noted that the comments made are fabrications by Maj. Gen. Francis Adu Amanfo (Rtd) to tarnish his impeccable reputation earned during many years of service in the Ghana Education Service and the Ghana Police Service.

According to him, the conduct of the National Security Coordinator raises concerns of unprofessionalism.

“My attention has been drawn to comments by the Acting National Security Coordinator, Major General Francis Adu Amanfo, alleging that I was a non-performer in my Regional Security Liaison Officer’s role and was involved in criminal activities which led to my removal from office.

“Ordinarily, I would not have responded to such accusations but I find the comments by Major General Adu Amanfo distastefully unprofessional and a direct attack on my unblemished professional career spanning over three decades in the Ghana Education Service and the Ghana Police Service.

“Even though I am glad that he indicated that an investigation will be conducted into my tenure, it is apt to set the records straight and state that the alleged criminal activities are completely false and a figment of his imagination,” portions of the statement read.

Following the alleged abduction of the Ashanti Regional National Security Coordinator by some armed men, DCOP Opare Addo has been accused of engaging in criminal activities whiles in office.

According to National Security Coordinator Major General Francis Adu Amanfo (rtd), this coupled with DCOP Opare Addo’s non-performance are reasons his contract has not been renewed.

“His contract expired, and it was not renewed. I understand that it wasn’t renewed because of non-performance and his own criminal activities,” he said.

But in a sharp rebuttal, DCOP Opare says he has always exhibited high professional standards in his work and has in his possession records to show for it.

In addition, he stated that with over two decades at the Ghana Police Service, never has there been an allegation levelled against him. Therefore, the reasons provided by the National Security Coordinator hold no water, he believes.

“My above work experience has been achieved on the basis of professionalism and integrity without any iota of criminality and non-performance.

“With over two decades of service as a senior police officer in the Ghana Police Service, there was not a single allegation against my hard earned reputation and for this reason I find the comments made by the Acting National Security Coordinator as a misrepresentation of facts and unfortunate cultivated lies by an Officer of the ilk of a retired Major-General,” he stated.

To buttress his point, DCOP Opare Addo provided a list of positions he held prior to his role as Ashanti Regional security liaison officer.

He served as Deputy Commandant/Directing staff of Ghana Police College, Head of Interpol, Deportation and Extradition Unit, CID Headquarters, Regional Police Commander, Brong Ahafo, Greater Accra and Ashanti Region, Barrister- at- Law for twenty-one years among others.

Aside from his regular work, he is a Special Consultant and designer of the Security Sector Reform Participants’ Manual on Reform, Restructuring and Rebuilding of Police Institutions at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre in Accra.