The Ghana Police Service has assured that they will not shield person who are found guilty in electoral violence.
This comes after the National Peace Council and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) raised concerns about the lack of prosecution of perpetrators of electoral violence in the just ended voters registration exercise.
The Peace Council haws called on the Police to provide weekly update on the progress of investigations into the violence that marred the voters registration exercise.
COP Kofi Boakye the head the Legal and Prosecution Department of the Police Service says investigations are underway and at the appropriate time updates will be provided.
“Generally the registration was successful but there were few destructions which we have taken notice off and we will address in due course. All these are under investigations, the exercise ended last week and the IGP has asked for a compilation of all violence recorded. A subcommittee has been set up and in due course, we will know the outcome. An investigation is a process, you need people to come and provide evidence, the IGP is concerned and people need to trust the police”
The Peace Council in a release commended the Electoral Commission for the exercise and says it was generally a successful one.
They describe the exercise as ‘peaceful’ as they say they keenly monitored the process in most of the registration centres.
They called on the police to act swiftly and investigate this violence and update the public on the status of those investigations.
They want the police to also institute a platform that will regularly inform the public about ongoing investigations.
They believe this will engender trust and confidence in the processes ahead of the December 2020 elections.