Police Commander Penalized For Exposing More Than 300 People To Covid-19

The superiors of the Police Commander who organized a party flouting Covid-19 preventive measures have descended heavily on him.

The actions of the police commander have been frowned upon by many opinion leaders and officials of Ghana Health Service who called for immediate punishment for him.

In view of this the said commander who was then heading Donkokrom District, Superintendent Emmanuel Yao Gadikor, has been transferred by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) less than 48hours after his birthday party.

He has been transferred from the Eastern region to Bunkrugu-Yunyoo in the Northern Region as District Commander.

He is among the list of over 50 Senior Police Officers transferred in the latest shake-up by the Police administration.

The Afram Plains North (Donkorkrom) District Police Commander Emmanuel Yao Gadikor is said to have held the party at the Presidential Lodge where he has been accommodating for over 5 years, with a live band that was attended by hundreds of residents.

Most of the attendees did not adhere to the preventive etiquette of coronavirus particularly wearing of a nose mask and social distancing at a time four of his men have reportedly tested positive for Covid-19 and were quarantined.

Lodge where he has been accommodating for over 5 years, with a live band that was attended by hundreds of residents.

The Afram Plains North (Donkorkrom) District Police Commander Emmanuel Yao Gadikor is said to have held the party at the Presidential

Most of the attendees did not adhere to the preventive etiquette of coronavirus particularly wearing of a nose mask and social distancing at a time four of his men have reportedly tested positive for Covid-19 and were quarantined.

“This evening around 8:00 pm we heard live band music and we found out that it was. The District Police Commander who was holding a birthday which he started from 2:00 pm and even transported Okada riders and other people there.

‘So when we went there over 300 people were seen at the Presidential Lodge where he is being housed since he was posted here about 8 years now.

“So we called the DCE to inform him and the DCE called the Divisional Commander to stop the live band because it was attracting lots of people who were not adhering the Covid-19 preventive protocols.

‘They were not in nose masks neither observed social distancing. I did not see any Uniformed Police Officer there,” an angry opinion leader told said

All efforts to reach District Police Commander Emmanuel Yao Gadikor to speak on his side of the issue have been futile.

 

By: Naa Ayorkor Laryea

 

 

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