Social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, has become a battleground for a wide range of reactions from Ghanaians venting their frustrations over the arrest of protestors who participated in the #OccupyJulorBiHouse demonstration.
Leaders of pressure group, Democracy Hub, pressed ahead with their planned protest, despite an injunction issued by the Ghana Police Service.
The group’s demands encompass various reforms, including a reduction in the cost of living, an end to corruption, and improved governance.
But during the early hours of Thursday, September 21, the police took into custody approximately 49 demonstrators involved in the #OccupyJulorbiHouse protest.
In the wake of these events, social media has become a platform rife with discord over the conduct of the Ghana Police Service.
A significant portion of comments suggests that the Inspector General of Police, Dr. George Akuffo Dampare played a central role in orchestrating the police’s actions during the demonstration.
Critics argued that since Dr. Dampare is the head of the police institution, any actions carried out by the police bear the weight of orders from the highest level.
On the contrary, other Ghanaians came to the defense of Dr. Dampare, asserting that he was not involved in the police’s suppression of the demonstrators, emphasising that he bore no responsibility for these actions.
The police boss recently appeared before a parliamentary probe committee, and told the whole world he desires to make the Ghana Police Service one of the best in the world.
They are, therefore, calling on the IGP to intervene in the arrest of the demonstrators by the police.