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I am suggesting to the appropriate authorities that the law relating to assaulting a police officer be amended to cater for higher penalties as an effective deterrent to attacks on police officers in future.”
This is from the National Capital District Superintendent for Police Operations; Perou N’Dranou following recent attacks within a span of one week on NCD based police officers when executing their mandated duties.
“The attacks on police personal are a grave concern to the NCD Command, “said N’Dranou.
The current maximum penalty of assaulting a police officer is six months imprisonment depending on the circumstances.
N’Dranou is appealing to the majority of the law abiding citizens of this country to respect the police in executing their duties.
“The biggest fear that we all are to consider seriously, is if the members on duty in fear of being attacked and do not attend to serious crime, what will happen,” questioned N’Dranou.
When asked if the conduct of police officers in the public had incited the attacks N’Dranou replied, “This is the perception, however take case by case, police officers were attacked when performing their duties.”
Meantime, police officers in the National Capital District had been called upon to continue doing their job in the best possible ways.
“With the support of the majority of the law abiding citizens I believe we can change the attitudes of those who thought they are still in their tribal village settings,” said NCD Superintendant Operations, Perou N’Dranou.
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