Masks worn by SWAT team at La Bawaleshie is to prevent identification- DSP Azugu

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The Commander in charge of the National Security SWAT team, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) SAMUEL Kojo Azugu has said that masks worn by the SWAT team was to prevent citizens from identifying the men who wore them.


He explained that in the case where a member of the team who has been deployed to undertake an operation in an area, is known in that particular area, that person is to wear a mask to prevent people from recognising him.

He said however, that at the time the team was setting off for La Bawaleshie Presbyterian School, no member of the team was in mask.

He said that no member of the SWAT team can wear a mask until permitted to do so.

In describing the uniform being worn by the Operatives Division, (who are civilians), of the SWAT Unit, DSP Azugu said that they are identified by a black t-shirt and any bottom apparel, however, the Operatives on the SWAT team deployed on the day of the Ayawaso West Wuogon, wore khaki trousers (which they wear during training), for easy identification.

According to DSP Samuel Azugu, he is yet to find out from the team, why they wore masks.

Source: GhanaJustice/S.Ayisi


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