- Former President Rawlings fears the recent surge in armed robbery in country may not be mere robberies
- According to Mr Rawlings, the robberies could be a politically motivated move to get some people out of the way
Former President Jerry John Rawlings has shared his thoughts on the recent rise in the number of robbery cases in the country.
According to him, there is a possibility that the incidents are not just the everyday robberies we know but a calculated attempted to undermine security chiefs in the country for the benefit of others.
There has been an alarming surge in violent crimes, especially robberies, in the country over the last few weeks.
Within this week alone, there have been over five reported cases of armed robbery. Some of these robberies were committed in daylight like the ones in Accra and Tema with some of the victims getting killed.
The situation has led to criticisms being heaped on the government and security agencies, especially the police, for not being on top of their job.
The Minority in Parliament on Tuesday, February 27, suggested that the Inspector General of Police (IGP), David Asante-Appeatu, be sacked because he was incompetent.
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Commenting on the security situation in the country on Thursday, the former president feared there could be political underpinnings to the issue of increasing cases of robbery.
"Let us hope the recent robbery and killings is downright plain robbery and not a politically motivated action from within or without, calculated to undermine those in charge of the security machinery in order to pave the way for certain parochial ambitions," Mr Rawlings said via his Twitter page.
The former president, notwithstanding, charged the security agencies to rise to the occasion as they owe the rest of the country a duty to keep everyone safe and secure.
"Let us [security agencies] confront this menace with utmost confidence and professionalism while ensuring that no one, high or low, takes advantage of our vulnerabilities", he added.
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