The acting Chairman of the Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO), Sheikh Armiyawo Shaibu, is of the view that sanity has been restored in the country following the appointment of Dr Akuffo Dampare as the new Inspector General of Police (IGP).
According to him, some unlawful practices that were glossed over by the Police Service in the past are now being regarded as what they are, illegal conducts, with culprits being arrested and processed for court.
Speaking on JoyNews’ Newsfile, Sheikh Armiyawo Shaibu who is also the spokesperson for the National Chief Imam, Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu attributed all these achievements to the presence of IGP Akuffo Dampare.
“I have seen policemen at traffic lights compelling motorbikes to stop at red lights contrary to the previous practice where we see even in the presence of the police, Okada riders with impunity would be driving across the red light to the risk of other road users,” he told host, Samson Lardy Anyenini on Saturday.
Sheikh Armiyawo Shaibu further lauded the new IGP for his decision to strengthen his engagement with leaders of the various religious bodies in the country.
This is imperative as majority of Ghanaians, about 95 per cent of the population he said belong to religious bodies and will be educated on the need to adhere to the laws in the country to maintain law and order.
“What even confirms and gives more happiness to me is the attempt to bring stakeholders together. Because religion plays a significant role in our social, economic and political lives, and our population in this country, I can confirm more than 95 per cent are religious.