Leader of the Economic Fighters League Ernesto Yeboah says there is an on-going worrying trend in the Ghanaian media with regards to how the discussions surrounding the kidnappings have been left at the doorstep of Nigerians.
He said, Nigerians in Ghana are not foreigners hence the need for critics commenting on the matter, not to discuss them along that line because it was unfair.
He has also asked the media to blacklist any politician or individuals who would to tag Nigerians and blame them for these crimes because ‘’crime is crime and every society have criminals.’’
He said what we need to focus on is to beef up our security system and resource them with the needed technology to fight crime.
He also slammed the two major political parties ie. National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for creating the impressing that foreigners are the ones committing the recent crimes.
He said, ”every African living in Ghana is not a foreigner. From where we sit at the Economic Fighters League, every African living in Ghana is not a foreigner. We believe in the unity and liberation of all Africans…When we create the impression that a certain a group of people are the ones committing these crimes then I don’t think we are being fair to ourselves. Crime is a crime and every society have criminals. Ghana is not an island, and we cannot also pretend as if we are a holy society and claim that foreigners have invaded our country causing these crimes. What we need is to train our security personnel. We need a beef-up in our security set up. Blaming Nigerians or Togolese would not solve the problem,” he explained.
Eight persons have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of the two Canadian women at Ahodwo in the Ashanti Region.
The suspects include five Ghanaians and three Nigerians.
They were arrested on Wednesday morning after an operation which freed the two women who were kidnapped last week Tuesday.
The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, made this known at a press conference in Accra on Wednesday afternoon.