COP Kofi Boakye
COMMISSIONER OF Police (COP) Kofi Boakye, has stated emphatically that all those involved in the gruesome murder of a policeman, who was shot whilst guarding a bullion van at Jamestown, would be arrested soon.
Sounding confident, he said the trigger-happy hoodlums, who shot and killed the serving policeman, would definitely try to escape arrest, but eventually the police would smoke them out from their hideouts to face prosecution in no time.
“Their arrest is non-negotiable to the service. They can run and run, but we will get them,” COP Kofi Boakye stated with a grim face, during a passing out ceremony of 320 recruits at the Police Training School at Patase in Kumasi on Friday.
He said the IGP, James Oppong Boanuh, and the entire police administration, are not happy about the unfortunate killing of the policeman, who was carrying out his legal duties, so the culprits would be nabbed to face the law.
According to him, the police is not only working assiduously to apprehend the runaway criminals that shot and killed the policeman, stressing that all those that have been involved in violent crimes in the state lately, would also be arrested.
“On behalf of the Inspector General of Police and the Police administration, I am assuring everybody and the entire nation that these criminals, especially those who committed last week’s crime and all others who have committed other crimes in recent times, are going to be arrested soon, and I mean soon”.
COP Kofi Boakye is the current Director General for Legal and Prosecution for the Ghana Police Service, and he is noted for having the passion and expertise to apprehend hardened criminals who have gone into hiding after committing a crime.
For instance, he worked tirelessly as the Ashanti Regional Police Commander to virtually flush out all the hardened criminals in the region, especially Kumasi, the regional capital, when he headed the police in the Ashanti region some years ago.
COP Boakye assured that the police service was clearly on top of the security situation in the country now, indicating that all policemen in the country, including the newly passed out recruits, should get involved to help arrest the killers of the policeman that was shot recently.
He also entreated the newly recruits to be obedient, hard working and strictly abide by the laws and ethics of the police service so that they would not have issues with their superiors, adding that Covid-19 is real so policemen should always wear face mask to protect them.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi