- The police service says there is safety in Ghana
- Head of public affairs at the police, ACP David Eklu says police officials have dealt with crime very well
The Ghana Police Service has made the case that armed robberies in the country have reduced significantly.
This is according to the director general of public affairs at the police service, ACP David Eklu who says the special taskforce meant for armed robbery has reduced crime in the Northern, Ashanti and Greater Accra Regions.
“Our crime trend analysis since we did a review of approaches and we set up certain strategy units like the police intelligence directorate indicate that there has been a major breakthrough in terms of arrest and police visibility has also improved in the community not only in Accra but across the country,” he revealed in an interview with Citi FM in Accra.
The police officer's comments come in the wake of troubling cases of armed robbery in the country with the recent one being the killing of some residents at Kasoa not forgetting the abuse of two teenagers, including an eight-months pregnant girl, are alleged to have been defiled by robbers during an attack.
Ghana witnessed troubling cases of armed robbery especially in the beginning of the year when some armed robbers ventured to daylight robbery at various forex bureaus in Accra.
The government has also deployed a joint police and military force to deal with the issues of crime in the country.
The matter of crime continues to be a major issue for the police service especially when it comes to the security of Ghana.
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