Armed robbery cases on the decrease – Hon. Ambrose Dery

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The Minister for Interior, Mr. Ambrose Dery, has indicated that armed robbery in the country has reduced, due to efforts by the Ghana Police Service, to combat crime.


Mr. Dery pointed out that the recorded robbery cases in the last half of June, 2018 to December, 2018 were 1,101 as compared to 868 from January to date.

The Minister for Interior, who doubles as the Member of Parliament for Nandom, explained that the Operation Calm Life of the joint police-military patrols has been intensified in the fight against crime and armed robbery in the country.

Answering a question on the floor of Parliament by the Member of Parliament for Garu, Mr. Albert Akuka Akuka Alalzuuga on the measures the Interior Ministry is putting in place to reduce armed robbery in the country, Mr. Dery added that the Police Service has stepped up its intelligence operations across the country, and that it has resulted in the arrest of persons involved in high profile robberies and crime.

He again added that the Police Service has introduced additional security measures, to deal robustly with armed robbery as well as increased its patrols in communities along the various highways.

Speaking on the floor of the House, Mr. Dery further added that in the quest of the government to fight against the armed robbery menace in the country, the Police Service has been equipped with patrol vehicles as well as other logistical support, to enable them discharge their mandate effectively.

“The government in the past eighteen months presented 481 vehicles to the Police Service. This is unprecedented”, Mr. Dery told the House.

He reiterated that the government in last year approved the recruitment of 4,000 personnel into the Police Service of which 2,000 are currently undergoing training at various centres in the country.

Mr. Dery thereafter, urged the public to continue to give the Police Service vital information about the activities of criminals, so as to enable the Police deliver efficiently and effectively on their mandate.

Source: GhanaJustice/S.Ayisi


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