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There is total breakdown of law and order within the Police service – Nii Lante Vanderpuye

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Member of Parliament for Odododiodoo constituency, Edwin Nii Lante Vanderpuye, has revealed that there is total failure of law and order within the Ghana Police Service.

The former Youth and Sports Minister said most of the officers who he claimed take instructions from politicians, exhibit high level of indiscipline within the service.

Mr Vanderpuye has called for a change of attitude within the security service in order to safeguard it from political control.

He said these in an interview with TV3 after the Minority presented a petition to the Electoral Commission (EC) against the results of the elections, on Tuesday, December 22.

He said “There is total breakdown of law and order, command and operations within the security services. I experienced it when a whole officer of the Ghana Police service was issuing instructions and an ordinary rank was countering the instruction of the officers.”

“When a Police junior officer was brutalizing me a sitting Member of Parliament and our officer was standing and the officer cannot talk because that junior officer was talking instructions from a political person who has control over the Police service.”

“Today we think it is Nii Lante Vanderpuye, no. It is the moral fiber of this country which is being adulterated and mutilated. It is something we must all rise up to.”

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