Professor Ernest Aryeetey, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana says he was disappointed to see the former National Security Boss, Lt Col Larry Gbevlo-Lartey (rtd) being spared over a harrowing attack he launched on the University of Ghana years ago, after the National security pulled down a toll booth that was under construction at the Okponglo end of the university campus.
“I’m not in the position to tell a President what he should do or not do, but I would have been very happy if he’d reprimanded the National Security Boss for the lawlessness” Prof. Aryeetey told Bola Ray on Starr Chat Wednesday.
“For one to stop a University from doing what was lawful, legitimate, sensible, and good in any way was for me unacceptable, he noted, adding he was extremely disappointed in the system that allowed it to happen.
He says he feels saddened by the seeming broken system in the country, and the fact that people, especially those in authority could flout the laws with impunity.
The former National Security Boss in 2014 sanctioned the demolishing of the University of Ghana, Legon toll booth which was then under construction at the Okponglo end of the university campus.
According to the National Security, it was forced to demolish the structures after warnings for the university authorities to relocate them fell on deaf ears given the nuisance and discomfort the activities of the toll collectors were causing to the motoring public.