The Ghana Police Service has advised its officers to always use the English language when explaining a situation to the general public. In August this year, CID Boss, COP Isaac Ken Yeboah sent a warning to police officers to desist from using our local language to testify in court. According to him, it brings disgrace to the police service when they use the Twi language in their explanation.
However, it appears that some police officers are not fluent in English. The officer in your photos was caught on camera describing an accident to Joy News and other media outlets. However, many Ghanaians noted that he was having difficulty speaking English and that his statement was riddled with grammatical errors.
This is what he said, “So far we rescued 29 dead. 13 females and 16 males” instead of “So far, we have rescued 29 people who had died. Of this number, 13 are women and 16 are men”. Some Ghanaians after coming across this video wondered how he got recruited into the police service.
Others said that they do not know his rank but he will probably be a Public Relation Officer (PRO) of the Ghana Police Service. Check out some of the reactions from some Ghanaians below:
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