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‘More swoops coming’ – Police warn criminals to repent

The Ghana Police Service has said they are committed to fishing out criminals who are making life unbearable for citizens in the country, especially those living in Kumasi, Accra, and other areas where crime rates are soaring.

Tema, Teshie-Nungua, Weija, and the Achimota area recorded daylight robbery cases last week which sent a shock to most residents of Accra.

Citizens said they were traumatized by the gunshots that accompanied the robbery attacks that were captured by CCTV cameras.

Speaking to Power News over the development, the Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, ACP Kwesi Ofori said the police had been on their toes and closing up on criminals in Accra and  Kumasi.

Strategy

The acting IGP, Dr Dampare, has outlined a new strategy to control criminal activities in communities across the country.

ACP Kwesi Ofori  assured that incidents of robbery in the country are under control.

“Through intelligence led policing, we are embarking on more swoops to ensure that the police nib criminal activities in the bud before they get out of hand,” he told Power News’ Odeefuo Berchie on Wednesday.

This comes after the Police in the Ashanti Region arrested some 396 suspects and impounded 792 motorbikes in a swoop Wednesday.

ACP Kwesi Ofori indicated that the suspects would be screened before they are arraigned before court for possible prosecution.

“Some of these suspects are likely to be on the police wanted list,” he added in anticipation of an identification parade and stressed that the police administration has deployed a number of strategies including increased patrol and visibility to check the situation.

“So we are always on alert and moving everywhere to curb criminal activities. We know what criminals are doing with the motorbikes, so if you have one and you don’t have the requisite documents, you are in trouble.”

He hinted that all regional police commands have met and have been charged to come up with different strategies to fight crime in their respective jurisdictions.

“We are not sitting down aloof. We are so involved in running the show in those areas,” he said. “The swoops are well directed and the regional commanders have been urged to sustain it.”

 

By Henryson Okrah|Myxyzonline.com|Ghana

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