Feature Article of Tuesday, 31 January 2012
Columnist: Bruce, Kojo
On 19th January 2012 we were surprised to hear that Hon. Martin Amidu, the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice had been dismissed by the President for misconduct. He had worked as the Minister of the Interior for one meritorious year and was transferred to the Ministry of Justice much to our dislike and disapprobation. He was honest and forthright in his duties. He is a man of integrity par excellence. It was, therefore, shocking to us as detectives to learn that such a fine conscientious law enforcer will misconduct himself. It was, however, more shocking and frightening to us that his acting replacement was to be Hon. Dr. Benjamin Kunbour, the Minister of the Interior and former Minister for Health. It is more devastating and an insult to our sense of honesty, integrity and justice as detectives that the President has now confirmed Hon. Dr. Benjamin Kunbour as the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice.
We have known since July 2010 when Dr. Benjamin Kunbour was Minister for Health that he had Gargantuanlly misconducted himself when he lied to the Ghanaian public about an assassination attempt on his life in a report to the Ghana Police Service, and also “confirmed to journalists the assassination attempt on his life but declined to give details because the issue is under investigations”. The GNA news report of 29th June 2010 has details of this deceit of the Ghanaian public, generally, and of the Police, as public officers in particular, by Hon. Dr. Benjamin Kunbour. Ghanaweb of even date also carried the diabolical and deliberately concocted lies of Dr. Kunbour.
Police, through the Government Analyst, concluded investigations into the alleged gunshot attack on Hon. Dr. Benjamin Kunbour in July 2010. We established that the alleged shot at Hon. Dr. Benjamin Kunbour was fired through the front windscreen from the inside of his VW Passat saloon car number GR 4656 – 10 with his own JERICHO 941 PSL 9mm Pistol. The reward and payment the Police Administration received from the Government for our hard work was the transfer of the Gargantuan criminal to the Ministry of the Interior as our sector Minister after receiving our report. The media and the public for some reason or the other has never asked about the police report on this infamous lie from Hon. Dr. Kunbour of an assassination attempt on his life on the night of 28th June 2012.
Why did the President transfer Hon. Dr. Benjamin Kunbour to the Ministry of the Interior despite our ballistic report indicting him of firing his own JERICHO 941 PSL 9mm pistol from inside his own VW Passat saloon car number GR 4656 – 10? Why is the President transferring Dr. Benjamin Kunbour again to the Ministry of Justice which requires integrity, honesty, and justice to guarantee the safety of all Ghanaians? Your Excellency the President, what is in the Ministry of Justice that you want Hon. Dr. Benjamin Kunbour to cover up which the honest Martin Amidu refused to do for you? There is more misconduct in Hon. Dr. Benjamin Kunbour than there ever will be in Hon Martin Amidu. Your action has demoralizes us as hard working and conscientious detectives.
KOJO BRUCE (FOR AND BEHALF OF CONCERNED DETECTIVES)