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Learn From Your Mistakes; Every Court Should Be Considered A Flashpoint – Judges To Police
 
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08-Apr-2017  
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Judges and Magistrates in the country have advised the Police to take a cue from the recent court mayhem by pro-NPP group, Delta Force and boost security in the precincts of all courts in the country.

Critics say from all indication, the court siege Thursday shows a weak security system, hence police must be blamed for not being proactive.

Many have called for the head of the Regional Police Commander to resign for security failure.

At a press conference organised by the Association of Magistrate and Judges, Justice Victor Ofoe said the police in future must be proactive so as not to fail in their threat assessment of cases that come before the courts.

“Every court should be considered a flashpoint, a point that is worth the constant eye of the security agencies since criminal trials have the potential of emitting violence.”

It has thus called on the government, particularly the police hierarchy, as a matter of urgency, to take all necessary steps to allay the worries, fears and anxieties of all judges and magistrates in the region.

The Association has urged for calm among members, while they resolve the impasse.

“To our members, particularly in Kumasi where the incident occurred, we call upon you to stay calm whilst an immediate solution is found to the impasse. We assure you that we are in discussions with the leadership of the Judicial Service towards providing maximum security to all the courts. As earlier directed, all members who have reason to feel threatened should, through the headship of the regional administration of the service, report to the regional police commander for appropriate steps to be taken.”
 
 
 
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