Ghana police service records over 750,500 prank calls

Ghana police service records over 750,500 prank calls

The three Police Emergency Command Centres (PECCs) have recorded over 750,500 prank calls between midnight of January 1, 2019, and midday of March 27, 2019.

Out of the 761,101 calls made to the three PEECs in Accra, Kumasi and Tamale, 751,217 were prank calls, while only 9,884 were genuine calls.

According to officers in charge of the PECC in Accra, some people just call in to insult the people on duty, some to demand mobile phone credit, others to make fun of the police, while others claimed it was their children who dialled the numbers without their knowledge.

Ghana police records prank calls

Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr David Asante-Apeatu Source: UGC
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But the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr David Asante-Apeatu, said those prank calls often impeded access to persons who might genuinely need the services of the police.

He, therefore, admonished those who made the calls to desist from the act.

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