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General News of Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Source: AccraFM.com

Rising lawlessness down to impunity – Nunoo-Mensah

Brigadier General Joseph Nunoo-Mensah, a former National Security Coordinator, has attributed the reported incidents of lawlessness in parts of the country to the lack of punishment for persons who have engaged in similar offences in the past.

According to him, the murder of Captain Maxwell A. Mahamaby some irate youth at Denkyira Obuasi in the Central Region on suspicion that he was an armed robber, should be attributed to impunity in the system.

Speaking in an interview with Chief Jerry Forson, host of Ghana Yensom, on Accra100.5FM on Wednesday May 31, he said: “I haven’t received a full detail of what happened, but from the few stories I have heard I can say that people don’t care anymore.

“Impunity in Ghana is the main cause of this lawlessness. You should know that you don’t have any right to lynch anybody even if the person is an armed robber.”

Meanwhile, the Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) has condemned the growing trend of violence perpetrated by individuals in the country.

General Secretary of CCG, Rev Dr Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong who is not enthused about the recent spate of violence and lawlessness, is calling on authorities to find a solution to the growing trend before it escalates.

Following the murder of Army Captain Maxwell A. Mahama on suspicion that he was an armed robber, after a group of residents from whom he asked for directions during a Monday dawn jogging session spotted a pistol on him at Denkyira Obuasi in the Central Region, Rev Dr Opuni-Frimpong told Class FM on Tuesday, May 30 that they “consider the emerging culture of violence as a threat to good governance and public safety”.