The head of Bureau of Public Safety,Nana Yaw Akwada has explained that most Ghanaian have lost confidence in the various security services leading to them to resort to the application of instant justice.
He made this assertion in an answer to Pink FM’s Kwame Obeng Sarkodie’s question on how some residents of Denkyira-Boase had taken the laws in to their hands and lynched a military captain to death after allegedly pronouncing him to be an ‘armed robber’.
“Security services in the country have lost their effectiveness since society have lost confidence in their activities therefore society is forced to apply instant justice without giving a hearing to anyone found guilty of the law”. he stated.
Some criminals he said “are set free without the society been given concrete reasons as to why the laws were not enforced at that moment when it was to function at its best”.
Meanwhile, he blamed the ineffectiveness of the security agencies to the fact that they have not been well resourced with the needed apparatus that will aid quality output of their operations.
“Our security agencies, no doubt are part of the best security forces in the world but we do not feel their effectiveness because they are under resourced. If they are well resourced they could investigate properly into cases to ensure that justice is been administered” he stated.
He however suggested that “if Ghanaians are to desist from such behavior of instant justice and see the need to let the law take its course in handling law breakers,then,effective measures are to be putting in place in educating society not to by any means torture anyone considered to have offended the laws in any way in order to save society from losing innocent souls who may not be at fault”