Vigilante groups won’t be allowed to act as a police force IGP

The acting Inspector General of Police, John Kudalor, says party vigilante groups may be permitted to work only at party head offices.

He said once they venture onto the streets and try to act as a police force, they will be stopped.

The IGP was reiterating an earlier warning that the service will soon clamp down on vigilante groups of political parties in the country.

The move, the police says, is part of efforts to ensure a peaceful and incident free elections this year.

According to the police, the activities of the numerous ‘paramilitary’ forces of political parties in the country including the Azoka Boys, the Invisible Forces and Bolga Bulldogs, are “unlawful and illegal”.

Mr. John Kudalor, speaking in an exclusive interview with Joy FM’s Super Morning Show host Kojo Yankson Thursday, said activities of these groups are a “looming threat” to the country.

He said the police started tackling the issue from last year and are currently engaging the leadership of the various political parties on the matter.

According to him, the police will, after the talks, set a deadline after which they will “declare them illegal and disband them.”


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