The Inspector General of Police (IGP) of the Ghana Police Service, Mr David Asante-Apeatu, has sent a strong warning to criminals to repent or get crushed by the law enforcement body during the Christmas and New Year festivities.
At the launch of ‘Operation Father Christmas’ on Thursday, 6 December 2018 at the Police Headquarters in Accra, Mr Asante-Apeatu warned: “To the criminals out there who think that Christmas and New Year seasons are conducive times to engage in nefarious activities, rethink, think about your life, think about the name and image of your family and be real to yourself that the police, with support from sister security agencies, will not relax in our efforts to provide security for law-abiding citizens”.
“I am sounding a word of warning to all potential criminals, repent or your cup will soon be full,” he emphasised.
Operation Father Christmas is a security strategy by the police to protect life and property of citizens during the Christmas festivities.
The Ghana Police Service is executing the operation with assistance from the Ghana Armed Forces, the National Fire Service, the Ghana Immigration Service, among other security agencies.
They will embark on regular patrols, station officers at flashpoints and employ all means to ensure that criminal activities are fought and suppressed.