The outgoing Akyem Oda Divisional Police Commander in the Eastern Region, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP), Mr Flence Adika, has cautioned police officers to desist from using power given to them by the people to oppress and intimidate the people and chiefs across the country.
He stressed the need for the police officers should rather use the power to protect the people from criminals as being their core mandate.
Speaking at his retirement send-off ceremony held at Akyem Oda in the Birim Central Municipality, DCOP Adika explained that the police ate mandated to protect the people.
"... but it is sad to witness or hear people being intimated and brutalized by policemen even when in their uniform," he noted.
He added that "although the police are mandated to fight criminals in the country but police officers must have sympathy for criminals when they are arrested because of human right and justice which must be respected per the law of the country and across the globe."
According to him, police officers are humans and will by one way or the other offend people in their course of work hence he will apologize to everyone who got offended in his duty of work.