The Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei-Mensah has said it will be unwise for any person or persons to blame him over the recent murder cases in the region.
According to him, he cannot be held responsible for the security of residents in the region.
Responding to the recent murder cases in the region in an interview on Citi FM monitored by hopeghananews.com, the minister said his official duties were well-defined and they excluded the individual security of citizens in their homes.
“It is not our duty to ensure security in the individual homes of the people…if a husband and a wife fights at home and something happens, it is not our duty to go into that?. I sit on top of security with defined functions, not limitless functions” he said.
“When did it become the duty of the Regional Security Council to ensure individual security?. I cannot go and ensure security in individual homes, that is the job of the police” he added.
The Minister, who is also the head of the Ashanti Regional Security Council, further indicated he cannot be held responsible for unresolved murder cases in the region.
According to him, the law courts are handling these cases and should be held accountable.
“What has been the cause of death of the people who have been killed? Some are family issues. We do not bundle all those ones with other ones that have different causes. Those that were between husband and wife, the cases are in court and I do not control the law court so once the issue gets to the law court it is the court that handles it so if you want to find out why the cases have been unresolved you call the court.” he fumed.