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General News of Wednesday, 17 January 2018


Crime is becoming normal under Akufo-Addo’s government - Asiedu Nketia

Johnson Asiedu Nketia, General Secretary of NDC Johnson Asiedu Nketia, General Secretary of NDC

General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Johnson Asiedu Nketia has indicated that the inability of President Akufo-Addo’s government to curtail the rising crime rate in the country is making criminal activities look normal.

According to him, Ghanaians are beginning to accept crime in the country as part and parcel of their lives, as nobody is talking about the recent killings and brutalities, due to the fact that Akufo-Addo’s government is doing nothing to stop them.

Speaking on Okay FM’s 'Ade Akye Abia' Morning Show, the NDC Chief Scribe averred that his main concern is based on the fact that the peace in the country is being trampled upon as now shooting people to death is becoming normal.

“Now, the news that people have been shot to death in this country is becoming normal. People are beginning to accept that it is nothing new but normal to commit crime and everybody is quiet about this issue”, he asserted.

“Within three weeks in this year, Member of Parliament (MP) has been beaten to the point of death. Three police officers have been shot and one military officer has been killed by armed robbers; the police have arrested people in possession of bombs and the Bimbila riot. All these crimes are happening everyday and so they have become normal in the country”, he indicated.

He was worried about the fact that “nobody thinks about where this country is heading”; reiterating that ascending criminal activities will begin to decline if Ghanaians will come out to complain about the happenings in the country.

“If Ghanaians will come out to complain bitterly about the happenings in the country to Akufo-Addo’s government, the police and the military, the crime rate will go down”, he charged.

“The trend now is that the police and the military trained to protect us are rather being shot to death. What do you think will happen to the ordinary Ghanaian if we find ourselves in such situations?”

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