COP Kofi Boakye, the Ghana Police Service’s Director-General in Charge of Legal and Prosecution, has chastised Ghanaian celebrities for their sense of superiority.
Recall, IGP scheduled a conference with creative actors to discuss ways to improve collaboration and cooperation. Shatta Wale, Kuami Eugene, KiDi, Stonebwoy, A Plus, Bulldog, Samini, Socrate Safo, Afia Schwarzenegger, Rex Omar, among other industry gurus were among those in attendance.
During the meeting between the Creative Arts Industry and the Inspector General of Police, Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, and some senior police officers at the Police Headquarters, some Ghanaian celebrities present at the gathering have expressed concern about how police officers occasionally treat them.
According to them, as a result of their reputation, they should be entitled to certain benefits, but COP Kofi Boakye was not having it, claiming that their sense of entitlement was getting excessive.
“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 do are disgusting, truth be told. If we cannot arrest pickpockets, we cannot arrest armed robbers. 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”, COP Kofi Boakye told the celebrities.
“If you want privileges, what privileges do you want? That you can pull a weapon anytime and nothing would be done to you? No, that is not possible, we cannot do that,” he fumed.
He further lamented how some individuals who claim to be celebrities deliberately go contrary to the laws of the land after gaining fame within the shortest time. He scolded celebrities over their entitlement.
“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 do one song you qualify to be called a celebrity or what? And you see because we are confused, we do not know what you want,” he noted.
“We will have to talk about these things so that we will all be on the same page because if you lie to damage the reputation of someone, the law has to take its course,” he added.
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