Public Affairs Director of the Ghana Police, Superintendent Cephas Arthur, has defended the body’s decision to abandon their duties in the heat of yesterday’s demonstrations by some settlers at the Sodom and Gomorrah slum in the Central Business District of Accra.

Arthur told Kasapa FM Tuesday their decision to leave halfway, which has since been interpreted differently was actually to the contrary.

“We withdrew to call for more people. These things happen all the time in our work. It was to call for more hands. It isn’t exactly what people are saying it was,” he told Fiifi Banson on Anopa Kasapa.

The Police on Monday were chided for abandoning their duties when they were needed most.

In their hundreds, the protesters outnumbered the police personnel during various stages of the demonstration.

Over 20 people have so far been arrested, officials say.