We cannot give you privileges to pull weapons, no!; Cop Kofi Boakye rebukes Ghanaian celebrities

Cop Kofi Boakye castigates Ghanaian celebrities for asking for special treatment [image: courtesy]
Ghana—Director-General in charge of legal and Prosecution for the Ghana Police Service, Cop Kofi Boakye, has indicated that some of the things celebrities in Ghana do in public are disgusting.

According to him the sense of entitlement some of the celebrities put up is becoming overwhelming and as a police officer, he cannot comprehend it.

COP Kofi Boakye made these remarks during a meeting between players within the creative arts industry and the IGP, Dr. George Akuffo Dampare at the police headquarters in Accra on Wednesday, November 10th where some of the celebrities raised concerns about how they are sometimes treated by the personnel from the Ghana Police Service.

In a Graphic Showbiz report after the meeting, some of the celebrities made it known to the police hierarchy that, per their status, they should enjoy some privileges but COP Kofi Boakye disagrees.

He questioned why these celebrities would ask for some privileges and for what purpose.

“I want to say that the sense of entitlement of celebrities is becoming overwhelming and I just don’t get it. Some of the things that you are doing are disgusting, truth be told. If we cannot arrest armed robbers, we cannot arrest pickpockets. No one is above the law. When you fault it and the law has to deal with you, we will, so that it will deter others.

“If you want privileges what privileges do you want? That you can pull a weapon anytime and nothing will be done to you? No that is not possible we cannot do that.” COP Kofi Boakye said.

The DG in charge of Legal and Prosecution further raised concerns about the celebrity tag and who deserves to be given that title.

“Who is a celebrity? What is the operational definition of the word celebrity? I think we should get that because I am confused we are confused. Is it that when you appear in one film or you sing one song you qualify to be a celebrity?” He spoke.

Kofi said further engagement with the creative industry players will discuss cyber law and cooperate law so that certain things would be avoided.