Private legal practitioner and renowned constitutional lawyer Martin Kpebu says the aura around National Security must be demystified.
He said the body is like any other whose operations must be criticised if it goes in contravention of the laws.
“It is not everything that we say it is National Security, so we make it a closed matter. Until we get that education for citizens to understand that even National Security needs to be scrutinised,” he said.
Mr Kpebu was contributing to discussions on The Keypoints on TV3/3FM on Saturday, May 15 concerning the recent raid by the National Security at the offices of media firm Citi FM on Tuesday, May 11.
A journalist of the firm, Caleb Kudah, was also detained and allegedly slapped several times at the premises of the Ministry of National Security.
Mr Kpebu decried the modus operandi of the state intelligence agency, citing the episode of the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election in 2019 as a case in point.
“As I said in the Ayawaso West Wuogon thing, we saw the National Security was giving uniforms to members of the Invisible Forces, a vigilante group to masquerade as police men.
“Apart from that, we saw that the IGP has ceded grounds and had allowed his men to be used as a SWAT team at the National Security Ministry.”
The private legal practitioner said this must stop.
By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana