I didn’t expect such a response from IGP Dampare.
Harriet Thompson, the British high commissioner to Ghana has responded to IGP Dampare’s unprofessional reply to her after the latter cautioned her in a letter to mind her business.
The little fracas on Twitter started when the Ghana police force arrested #FixTheCountry convener, Oliver Barker-Vormawor for a traffic violation. The High commissioner reacted to the arrest in a tweet where she said “Oliver Barker Vormawor, convener of #FixTheCountry movement, arrested again, I understand for a motoring offence on his way to court. I’ll be interested to see where this goes…“
It appears her sudden interest in the arrest of Barker-Vormawor pissed off the police force as they interpreted the British High Commissioner’s tweet as an involvement in the domestic affairs of the country.
A letter was issued and signed by the Celebrity IGP Dampare shortly after Harriet shared her opinion as if he had been waiting for her to step on his toes for a long time.
The letter has sparked lots of social media arguments with some saying that the move by the Police was unnecessary.
Harriet Thompson who didn’t expect such a response from the police force has expressed her shock over the new development.
In an interview on Accra-based GHONE on the 31st of May, Harriet said she didn’t expect the IGP to react in that way. She added that if she knew her tweet would send peaceful Ghanaians onto the street, she wouldn’t have shared her opinion.
“A tweet like that is not going to be the thing that will get people onto the streets, in my view. If I had thought that there was the remotest chance of that, I wouldn’t be tweeting things like that. That is clearly not my intention,”
Meanwhile, other netizens have expressed disappointment over the IGP’s response and some even wondered why a PhD holder would behave in such a manner.
Check out some Twitter reactions below.
Source : Myjoyonline.