In the wake of his removal from office as Ashanti Regional Security Liaison Officer, DCOP Ayesu OpareAddo has waged a media war against the Ministry of National Security. And in his attempt to win the war, he has resorted to throwing barrages of allegations against the Ministry while adopting a tactic of obfuscating the truth to gain public sympathy. The public, however, deserves to be served with the facts for truth to be deciphered from lies.
Key among his allegations which have been latched on by some gullible media houses and a cross-section of the public is that his contract with the Ministry had not expired when National security operatives supposedly ousted him from office.
The facts of the matter however run contrary to Opare Addo’s claim. Checks from the Ministry of National Security indicate that DCOP Opare Addo’s contract with the Ministry was terminated on February 19, 2021, following confirmation of allegations of gross misconduct and abuse of office.
It is also interesting to note that, upon serving notice of termination of his contract, all other obligations including the payment of two weeks’ salary in lieu of notice as it pertained in his contract were fulfilled by the Ministry of National Security. It, therefore, smacks of dishonesty in the highest order for DCOP Opare Addo to have duly received a termination letter and two weeks’ salary to that effect, and still refuse to leave office.
To further emphasize the reasons that warranted the termination of his contract, the Ministry of National Security constantly received reports of how DCOP Opare Addo had become a tin-god unto himself and had transformed his office into a theatre of anarchy to perpetuate criminal activities including the formation of an illegal taskforce that engaged in bribery and extortion in the Ashanti Region.
More worrying was the fact that DCOP Opare Addo, for reasons best known to him alone, consistently failed to report to the National Security Coordinator as required from a Regional Security Liaison Officer. With such an intransigent behaviour amounting to a clear dereliction of duty, and even threatening to undermine the security of the Ashanti region while keeping superiors at the hierarchy of the National security architecture in the dark, the Ministry was left with no other option than to terminate his appointment.
DCOP Opare Addo further claims his supposed exploits at keeping illegal mining activities at bay in the region led to his removal from office. Ironically, however, the evidence suggests that galamsey was at its highest during his reign as a Regional Security Liaison Officer. Perhaps, this revealing irony should lead to more inquisitions into the impunity he superintended in the Ashanti region during his time as a Regional Security Liaison Officer. That should be the focus of the media because the public deserves to know.