The Ghana Bar Association (GBA) says the wave of armed robbery attacks has the potential to sink the country’s democracy.
To this end, it said: “persons who engage in crimes including robbery must not escape the arm of the law.”, the GBA said in a Press statement Friday.
According to the GBA, the situation must not be toyed with urging the Minister of Interior Ambrose Dery and the Inspector General of Police (IGP) David Asante Apeatu to nip it in the bud “with all the necessary force at the command of the state.”
This week has seen several dreaded daylight robbery cases, especially in the capital, Accra.
On Tuesday, armed robbers in daylight stormed the Royal Motors at the North Industrial Area in Accra where amidst sporadic gunshots they succeeded in bolting with at least Gh¢500,000 of the company’s sales.
On Wednesday, armed robbers in Tema shot dead a Lebanese businessman believed to be working with soap manufacturing firm Delta Agro after he had visited the Zenith bank bolting with a cash sum of GHC200,000.
Meanwhile, the Accra Regional Police has disclosed the arrest of one suspect linked to the robbery at Royal Motors in Accra on Tuesday, 27 February 2018, while two other suspected armed robbers were also gunned down in a shoot-out with the Police at Haatso a suburb of Accra.