Increasing Robberies Signify Breakdown In Law And Order; Let’s Blame Akufo Addo - Haruna Iddrisu

Increasing Robberies Signify Breakdown In Law And Order; Let’s Blame Akufo Addo - Haruna Iddrisu



The Minority leader, Mr. Haruna Iddrisu has blamed the increasing reports of armed robbery incidents in parts of the country on what he calls a breakdown in law and order. Haruna Iddrisu’s assertion comes on the back of the latest robbery attack in broad daylight on yesterday Monday June 14 2021, leading to the killing of a young


police officer and a trader at the James town in Accra. There have been a series of robbery incidents incidents in Accra in the last month, which are mostly carried it out brazenly in the full glare of the public. The Minority leader, speaking to the media on recent developments, also asked all Ghanaians to collectively express all their



disappointment in President Akufo Addo. According to him, the President has failed to ensure that Ghanaians are safe to go about their daily activities. If what we are reading is anything to go by, then we must collectively express our disappointment in the President and his handling of matters of personal safety and security. It



means that there is the gradual breakdown of law and order, and I pray that we don't get to a state in our own country where the watchman himself is even not safe, because when the watchman himself is not secured, when the policeman who is supposed to protect lives and property himself is not secured, then it leaves much



to be desired. The Minority Leader also called for major reforms in the police and security set up, adding that the sector needs to be adequately resourced. He also asked the citizenry to remain calm as the Ghana police conduct investigations into the incidents. I am told that for many of them [policemen], they are not adequately



and sufficiently prepared to protect lives and property, and that is equally disappointing. But our condolences will go to the bereaved families, and we ask for restraint and calm in the country, whilst we also call for greater reforms in policing in Ghana. With regard to the bullion van attack, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), James



Oppong-Boanuh, has instructed the Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), to also takeover the investigations into the matter. The IGP’s directive was contained in a press statement issued on the Monday by the Police and signed by its Director of Public Affairs, Mrs. Shiella Kessie Abayie Buckman. The



Inspector General of Police, James Oppong Boanuh has directed the Director General of (CID) to also takeover the investigations into the attack on a bullion van at the Adedenpo, a suburb of James Town in the Accra on the Monday June 14, 2021 too which led to the murder of a police officer. Meanwhile, the Police Chief, has asked all



banks to provide fortified armoured vehicles for carting money by end of June this year, referring the banks to an earlier meeting that was held on the subject matter. He also warned that his officers will stop offering that service to the banks if the standard bullion vans are not made available this very month ending. The IGP is also



reminding the Association of Bankers to also provide fortified armoured vehicles for carting currencies by the close of June 2021 as earlier agreed between them and the Ghana Police Service, else the Police will withdraw all its officers for escort duties, the IGP warned in the statement.