Tag Archives: Armed Robbery

We’ve reduced armed robbery attacks – Bawumia

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, has said the country’s security agencies have managed to reduce the spate of armed robberies in the country. Last month, there were several robbery cases mostly in the national capital, creating uneasiness among Ghanaians. The Vice President however said initiatives taken by government to address the security threat, are yielding positive results. “With the ...

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5 arrested over Asante Mampong fuel station robbery

Five persons have been arrested in connection with a robbery at a Total Fuel Station at Mampong Bosofour in the Ashanti Region. The suspects; Inusah Braimah, 34, Iddrisu Amidu alias Jogo, 34, Hamidu Zonogor, 48, Kofi Bukari alias Mipellar, 42 and Musah Haruna, allegedly attacked and robbed the Total Fuel station on Friday 2nd March,2018. Background Police at Asante Mampong had ...

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Ashanti Region: Security guard killed in fuel station robbery

A 43-year old security guard has been killed by suspected armed robbers who invaded a Goil Fuel Station at Maaban near Adankwame in the Atwima Nwabiagya District of the Ashanti Region.  Kwaku Abora was found dead on a mat on top of the first floor of the Fuel Station building under construction, after the robbery incident on Saturday, 10th March 2018. His ...

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Children traumatized during robberies need counselling – Psychologist

A psychologist at the Centre for Peace and Reconciliation, Dr. Emmanuel Hopseon, has suggested that children who witness armed robbery attacks in their homes should be made to seek help from psychologists or counselors. This he explained would help the children cope with their traumatic experiences and get back to their regular lives. “Whether the children are at a lesser ...

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‘No miscreant will be allowed to terrorize citizens’ – Nana Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo

In the light of the increasing spate of armed robbery cases in the country, President Nana Addo has declared his resolve to ensure that Ghanaians are safe in the daily discharge of their duties. Speaking at the 61st Independence Day celebration held at the Black Star Square, the President said: “As your President, this is an obligation I accept and ...

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Nana Addo orders release of funds to fight crime

The President, Nana Akufo-Addo, has directed the Finance Minister to release funds immediately for the purchase of state of the art equipment for the country’s security agencies especially the Police to fight crime. Additionally, the President has also directed that the joint Police and Military under the ‘Operation Calm Life’ initiative, be intensified to cover every part of the country. ...

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Gov’t reiterates commitment to address upsurge in crime

Bryan Acheampong

Minister of State in charge of National Security, Bryan Acheampong has reiterated government’s commitment to ensuring that Police Service is resourced enough to tackle the recent upsurge in armed robbery cases and general crime in the country. According to him, despite the significant spike in robbery attacks across the country in the first two months of the year, the government ...

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Increase police visibility to deter robbers – Inusah Fuseini

Alhaji Inusah Fuseini

A former Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini believes the inadequate number of police personnel in the country is emboldening armed robbers to perpetrate crime in the country. According to him, armed robbers will be deterred from operating if they notice high police presence in the crime-prone areas. Speaking on The Big Issue on Saturday, the Tamale ...

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‘We’ll strengthen Ghana’s security’ – Bawumia

dr bawumia at the mosque

Government has said it is taking decisive steps to address the recent spate of armed robberies and other security breaches in the country. These measures according to government include greater collaboration between the security agencies in order to aid intelligence gathering and crime prevention, while manpower challenges are being addressed. Ghanaians have therefore been urged to play a watchdog role ...

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Police gun down 2 suspected robbers at Haatso

Some officers from the Greater Accra Regional Police Command have gunned down two suspected notorious robbers in their hideout in what the police calls an exchange of gunfire. According to the Police, the two, Raymond, alias Dragon, and Kwame alias Mafia, are suspected to be part of a syndicate that robbed a fuel station at Haatso in Accra. They are ...

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