A contractor, Mr John Narh Narteh, has petitioned the Inspector General of Police (IGP) over an alleged constant harassment by some police officers – Emmanuel Gbeku and Cecilia Anku, in Prampram.
Two motorbikes belonging to his employees were set ablaze, something he attributes to the Chief Inspector who is attached to Devtraco. This happened when he (Nartey) assigned his workers to work on his parcel of land at Tsopoli.
He said he was compelled to call the attention of the police to send a patrol team to the spot.
In the petition, he pointed out that even in front of the Tsopoli Police Station his employees suffered atrocities.
He added, “My workers sustained severe wounds, they reported the matter and medical forms were handed them but nothing has been done about it till date.”
Notwithstanding Chief Inspector Gbeku’s alleged lackadaisical approach to the case, the businessman said in an interview that the police officer has not stopped harassing him, adding that the police officer is even trying to entangle him in a weapon ownership issue.
“Thankfully, it has emerged from the corridors of the Tsopoli Police that the said gun does not belong to me as stated earlier, but the thugs who attacked my workers.
“I am of the opinion that since the leaders of the thugs that attacked my workers are alleged friends of the chief inspector, he may not be objective in handling the case professionally. My humble plea is that the case should be reassigned to a neutral officer for the purposes of fairness.”
In like manner, Cecilia Anku has on constant basis allegedly schemed in a deliberate attempt to discredit him (Narteh) and to stifle his work that employs about 130 workers.
The 41-year-old Real Estate and Property Rental boss has questioned why the two peace officers have allegedly been associated with almost all nefarious activities in the area.
He said all the parcels of lands he works on were legally acquired from the chiefs and family heads of the area.
Attempts to reach the officers to comment on the matter proved unsuccessful.
By Kofi Aduonum