Massive reshuffle hits police following increase in armed robberies

Massive reshuffle hits police following increase in armed robberies

- There has been a massive shake-up in the police service following cases of armed robbery in the country

- All eleven police heads across the various departments have been reshuffled

- Government has also deployed a joint police-military taskforce to the streets of the country

There has been a massive reshuffle in the police service following recently armed robbery attacks.

A crucial press release by the police service shows that eleven powerful police officers and head of departments have been reshuffled to other fields of the department.

An official at the most powerful position in the police department, COP/Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, who until recently was in charge of operations in Accra, is now the director general in charge of research and planning.

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Just moments before the press statement was released to the public, YEN.com.gh understands that the vice president convened an emergency meeting with all seven security heads in the country on the drastic measures needed to tackle the menace of crime in the country.

What this means is that starting from today, there will be heavy military and police deployment to major streets in the capital.

YEN.com.gh is also gathering that 'Operation calm life' has also been equipped to flush out all criminals in the country as the joint police-military force gets deployed across the country.

Meanwhile, the public is being entreated to stay calm as all these security reforms are aimed to deal with crime in the country.

Ghana recorded close to 80 cases of armed robberies in January 2018 alone as compared to 60 cases in 2017.

Armed robbery cases have been on the rise with recent a daylight robbery incident happening at an automobile company in Accra.

Earlier, a Lebanese man was shot dead shortly after he went to withdraw cash from Zenith Bank.

An eyewitness narrated that the deceased's car was blocked by the armed gang who then shot him and bolted with an amount believed to be 200,000 cedis.

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Records by the Ghana Police Service reveal that the ratio of security officials to civilians currently stands at 1 policeman to 500 Ghanaians. This troubling reality falls in sharp contrast with the success stories of various African countries who have a satisfactory of police per civilian ratio.

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