Police arrest two armed robbers with dangerous weapons in Accra

Police arrest two armed robbers with dangerous weapons in Accra

- The Police service has arrested two armed robbers who were returning from their raids

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

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

The Ghana police service has arrested two suspected armed robbers who were picked up on their way back from a raid.

One of the suspects, 24-year-old Mohammed Iddrisu Ziblim, was arrested on his way back from a robbery operation in Accra.

READ ALSO: Massive reshuffle hits police following increase in armed robberies

Police arrest two armed robbers with dangerous weapons in Accra

One of the arrested armed robbers (Photo credit: Citifmonline)

YEN.com.gh is gathering that some of the items retrieved from the two suspects include two pistols, one G3 rifle, 15 rounds of ammunition, two face masks, two pairs of hand gloves, a pair of scissors, a machete, five mobile phones and a bag.

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

A crucial press release by the police service shows that 11 powerful police officers and head of departments have been reshuffled to other fields of the department.

Police arrest two armed robbers with dangerous weapons in Accra

Items retrieved from the robbers (Photo credit: Citifmonline)

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.

Just moments before the press statement was released into 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.

Police arrest two armed robbers with dangerous weapons in Accra

The wielded arms retrieved by the police (Citifmonline)

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 in January 2018 alone as compared to 60 cases in 2017.

READ ALSO: Massive reshuffle hits police following increase in armed robberies

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 police per civilian ratio.

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