Minister expresses disappointment in top police officer over his performance at AWW Commission of Inquiry
The deputy Minister of Railways Development, Andy Appiah-Kubi, has revealed his disappointment in DSP Samuel Azugu following the police chief’s appearance before the Emile Short Commission.
Adding his voice to the trending topic, the deputy Minister of Railways Development said he felt disappointed listening to the SWAT commander speak.
In an interview with Accra-based Class FM, Mr. Appiah Kubi said most of DSP Azugu’s answers to the Commission were lame.
“The answers he was giving shows he doesn’t even know what he was doing; he needs to be given more training,” he said.
“I felt so embarrassed listening to him; giving an answer to why the men were wearing mask . . . there could be a reason for doing so but I don’t know why he was giving such lame excuse; that they were trying to prevent mosquitoes . . .”
DSP Azugu took his turn at the Commission of Inquiry on Monday, February 18,, 2019 and was made to answer questions on the violence that rocked the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election.
The by-election was marred by a shooting incident which led to some persons sustaining various injuries, including gun wounds.
Some macho men in NSC-branded t-shirts allegedly attacked some voters at the Presby school polling station.
DSP Azugu appeared before the Emile Short Commission as the commander of the SWAT team that graced the election grounds dressed in masks.
Asked why his men wore masks to the polling station, the police chief said they sometimes wear the masks to protect themselves from mosquito bites.
His response has since been ridiculed by a section of Ghanaians, who believe DSP Azugu was not stating the facts.