Dubai’ security didn’t kill any hawker – Police Commander

By Lorlornyofm May 15, 2017 11:42

Dubai’ security didn’t kill any hawker – Police Commander

The police have denied reports that a hawker was beaten to death at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle for hawking on the green grass.

There was chaos in the centre of Accra on Saturday when hawkers stormed and destroyed items in the fire service station at Nkrumah Circle.

The hawkers accused the security officers at the location of beating to death the hawker.

When news spread that the hawker was dead, the angry hawkers threatened to face the security guards and this led to a clash between the two groups.

One security officer was said to have been injured in the process and sent to the 37 Military Hospital.

Reacting to this accusation on Adom FM’s Morning Show, ‘Dwaso Nsem’ Monday, Greater Accra Regional Police Commander, DCOP Osaberima Oware Asare Pinkro III said this was never the case.

According to him, the hawker who was beaten by the security guards is doing fine and hence called for calm.

He however called for an end to the gross indiscipline in the country where people sell on pavements to inconvenient others.

He said the time was up for the country to take a common stand on street hawking and work to end the menace.

“The rate at which people are selling on the pavement is too much…some even sell cassava sticks on pavement…,” he said.

Threats by the hawkers to vote out incumbent governments by the hawkers, he said has hampered efforts at ending the ‘gross indiscipline on our pavements’ and sidewalks.

“When you comment on this and try to sack them, they threaten not to vote for the government, what kind of indiscipline is this…it must end…,” he added.

He further called for a concerted effort at helping end the menace.

“We should all join the campaign for them to leave the sidewalks…there must be discipline and the police would enforce the laws….”


By Lorlornyofm May 15, 2017 11:42
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