A lawmaker in the Ghanaian Parliament, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has faulted the manner Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Kpotoun Idris, made public revelations on the suspected notorious kidnapper – George Dubeme Onwuamadike – popularly known as Evans.
Ablakwa, who is a ranking member on the Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, told Joy TV that he “really would have wished that the Nigerian IGP did not put all the information as publicly as he did.”
It could be recalled that Evans was arrested two weeks ago in Lagos state, Nigeria and was found to be a holder of Ghanaian passport.
The police also revealed the circumstances under which he came to obtain Ghanaian passport; adding that the kidnapper’s wife and five children are resident in Accra. Commenting on the revelations, Ablakwa said he hoped that Nigerian IGP shared these information with Ghana earlier other than through a television interview which would have led to more arrest of the members of his kidnap syndicate residing in Ghana. The lawmaker also urged Ghanaian security agencies to move fast to seal loopholes that allowed Evans to move stealthily in and out of Ghana.
“How we manage information is very critical. “It is important that with adequate tracking, the loopholes are quickly identified and closed so that other criminals, especially terrorists, would not exploit that and cause maximum damage,” he said.