Robberies: IGP shakes up top hierarchy
The Inspector General of Police David Asante-Apeatu has reshuffled some top police officers as a way of structuring for effective policing following a recent rise in armed robbery.
Per the latest reshuffle announced on Thursday, 1 March 2018, COP/Dr George Akuffo Dampare, Director-General /Operations is now the Director-General / Research and Planning.
In addition, COP Christian Tetteh Yohunu, Director-General / Special Duties is now the Director-General /Police Intelligence.
Robbers on rampage
This week has seen a number of robbery incidents in the Accra, one on a Forex Bureaux at Spintex and two daylight robberies in the North Kaneshie area.
Two persons are reported to have sustained gunshot wounds from suspected robbers who appeared to be fleeing a crime scene.
Gunfire was first heard in the area around a Latex Foam showroom at North Kaneshie where the robbers had crashed their vehicle. Two persons have since been arrested in connection with the incident.
Also on Tuesday morning, armed men stormed Royal Motors, an automobile company in Accra, making away with the company’s sales.
Eyewitnesses reported that the robbers trailed a bullion van that had entered the Industrial Area premises of the company to collect the company’s sales made the previous day.
On Wednesday, a Lebanese national of Delta Agro, a plastics manufacturing firm in Tema, was shot dead by robbers and his Ghc200, 000 stolen after he had withdrawn the money from a Zenith Bank branch in the Tema Heavy Industrial area to pay workers.
There have also been several complaints from Ghanaians in other parts of the country who say armed robbers have been terrorizing them without any help from the police.