Head of the Department of Research at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in Accra, Ghana, Dr. Emmanuel Kwesi Anning yesterday June 27 got the bashing of a lifetime on Twitter.
The backlash came after the Doctor said he took a video of a group of policemen whom he assumed were drunk because they were having the time of their lives by dancing in a choreographed form to live band music at a concert.
Dr. Anning in a caption to the video said he could tell the policemen “were in uniform, and obviously drunk” and that he had sent the video to the highest command in the Ghana Police Service, but nothing was done about it yet.
He then sent the video to Accra based radio station Joy Fm who subsequently posted it to their Twitter page.
— Joy 99.7 FM (@Joy997FM) June 27, 2018
To say Ghanaians reaction – to the suggestion that the police were drunk (which by looking at the orderly way they danced, was not true) and that they are punished for having a good time when clearly off-duty – was brutal would be an understatement.
Various Twitter users took to the reply section to absolutely slam Dr. Emmanuel Kwesi Aning.
Here are some reactions to the post by Ghanaians on twitter.
what do you want then to do? Ghana media is always exposing our bad side to the world. Fake people.
— 🇬🇭K@SIVI🇬🇭 (@edgarRayne1) June 27, 2018
So being a policeman stops you from dancing? Smh
— Frank Khalid Limann (@The__Last__Poet) June 27, 2018
Tell doctor I said… pic.twitter.com/CilkxndXvC
— Mr.Mason (@Nti_Nana) June 27, 2018
Nonsense… no drunkard can dance and coordinate like this… stop being overly sensational…
— Bernard Beryl (@Cauchy_Berlin) June 27, 2018
Ghanaians and joke. So person no fit have fun again. Or is it in their code of conduct not to dance. ahhhhh!!!!!
— Ahiabu♥Atsu♥Prince♥ (@Atsu4prince) June 27, 2018
so you spent your time and your unhappy life style filming a happy policemen with the mentality of rendering them jobless. well this is twitter and Ghana we dont take bulshit for an answer.
— eddybriteng (@Ebriteng) June 27, 2018
I have said it countless times that this Dr Aning man has nothing of sensible value to say. He is just interested in being heard on radio. How can you report police officers having a bit of fun? All over the world there are time officers of the law dance in public.nothing wrong
— gorazo (@king_gorazo) June 27, 2018
you stood somewhere and took a video of them and assumed they were drunk. Man can’t have fun again?smh🤔
— Stephan Halm (@HalmAdot) June 27, 2018
what do you want their superior to do to them,whats their offence, don’t forget they’re human beings with feelings, after all Kwesi Nyantakyi and Co are free living their lives. Being a service man das not make u a slave
— Y2Kakwaabapub (@Y2Kakwaabapub) June 28, 2018
in Ghana any foolish person can get the title doctor
— Oman Ba (@BimpongC) June 28, 2018
But what’s wrong with the Police dancing in the street? I’ve seen Police in western jurisdictions fraternising with citizens and dancing with them at carnivals. Also how can u tell they are drunk from this video? This isn’t news imo
— Kojo Amponsah (@miroyoo20) June 27, 2018
Doctor please errrhn next time use that same energy to video your nurses who don’t respect and allow innocent souls to die …
— Albert Akwesi Owusu (@AlbertAkwesi) June 27, 2018
Nobody is safe on Ghana Twitter apparently.
But we must say, those were some sleek moves by the Police officers.