The Director of Communications of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and former Member of Parliament for Adenta Constituency, Mr. Yaw Asamoah Boateng has given some justifications to the humiliation of retired senior police officer, DCOP Ayensu Opare Addo by some suspected members of party vigilante group, Delta Forces.
On Tuesday, May 11, some members of the supposedly disbanded vigilante group stormed the office of DCOP Ayensu Opare Addo to forcefully remove him from office as the Ashanti Regional Security Coordinator.
According to Mr. Ayensu, he was humiliated, hit at the back with the butt of an AK 47 assault rifle and handcuffed before being dragged out of the office.
But for Mr. Buabeng, who is in charge of Communications of the ruling party, the retired senior security capo brought the humiliation unto himself.
According to him, Mr. Ayensu, refused to honour directives from his superiors to leave post. His refusal to hid to directives from the national security headquarters, according to Mr. Buabeng was what forced his superiors to call for his forced removal.
Speaking to the media shortly after addressing a press conference at his party’s headquarters in Accra on Tuesday, May 18, Mr. Buabeng said: “The Ashanti Regional Security Coordinator, the gentleman who is the subject of this matter ought to have left office long before his contract has expired. He hasn’t responded to any of the entreaties from his headquarters to move on. Not having responded, headquarters felt obliged to go and enforce his removal.”
Mr. Boabeng furthered that the retired senior law enforcer should be ashamed of himself for the disgrace he invited into himself.
He is of the believes that DCOP Ayensu cannot justify his stay in office despite calls from his headquarters to go.
“I think he should be embarrassed that these things have happened. There is no way he can come out of this incident smelling good because he has no basis for what he did,” he said.