- Dr Spio Gabrah is blaming the NPP government for high robbery cases in Ghana
- The NDC man believes the actions of the NPP vigilante groups are behind the robbery cases
A top member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), is alleging that the recently armed robbery cases in Ghana is due to New Patriotic Party (NPP), administration’s inability to clamp down on its vigilante groups.
According to Dr Ekow Spio Gabrah, the criminals are witnessing mayhem on Ghanaians with impunity because the NPP government failed to bring Delta and Invincible Forces to book.
Speaking to GhanaWeb recently, the respected NDC man insisted that government failed to heed to warnings months ago that the actions of the vigilante groups could lead to dire consequences.
"The NPP government can do something better, we started commenting on this last year. Some of us raised issues of Delta and Invincible Forces threatening police men, judges. We also saw on videos tapes threatening their own party people because they have been promised jobs and if not they will come to Accra and wreak havoc, and that is what we are seeing today,” the NDC man said.
Ghana has been hit by high profile movie-style robberies in broad daylight, leading to some deaths. In the latest incident, a Lebanese businessman was killed in Tema and an amount of 200,000 cedis he had withdrawn from the bank was taken by the armed robbers.
Another middle-aged woman was also on Friday stabbed by some unknown assailants at Obuasi after snatching her bag containing money.
These crimes have resulted in calls on the Akufo-Addo administration to strengthen security measures across the country, in order to protect citizens.
However, Dr. Spio-Garbrah in his interaction ruled out any political motivation for the robberies, but added that the NPP government could have prevented these robberies if they had sent clear message to their own vigilante groups.
“There is a lot of things happening, and the NPP party itself sent a lot of people to South Africa to be trained and ready for any vigilante attacks so we are not surprised this like these are happening” he said.
The former NDC minister therefore charged security agencies especially the police, to investigate the robberies thoroughly and bring the criminals to justice.
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