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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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Police foil trafficking of 51 Ghanaians to Guinea

The Marine Police Unit of the Ghana Police Service on Monday intercepted 51 people suspected of being trafficked from Ghana to Guinean capital, Conakry. According to the Marine Police Command, the trafficking ring, who were coming from Ada in the Greater Accra Region, were on board an artisanal fishing boat heading to Conakry when they were busted by the patrol ...

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‘Our society breeds corrupt police officers’ – K.B Quantson

A former head of the Narcotics Control Board [NACOB], K.B Quantson, has said that society is partly responsible for the high level of corruption in the Ghana Police Service. The Ghana Police Service has often ranked top of corruption perception lists in the country, with many Ghanaians often expressing their belief that police officers are corrupt. However, speaking on Point ...

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Police too under-resourced to provide adequate security – IMANI Boss

President of Policy Think Tank IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe has expressed concerns over the logistical challenges faced by the Ghana Police Service, saying the situation is hindering its efforts at providing adequate security in the country. His comment was in response to the recent attack at the Kwabenya District Police Headquarters which led to the killing of a police officer ...

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Fake policeman in court over recruitment scam

A man who was arrested for defrauding eight people under the pretext of assisting them to get recruited into the Ghana Police Service in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region, is set to appear before the Asokore Mampong District Magistrate Court on February 5. Speaking to Citi News, Manhyia Divisional Police Commander, ASP Kwaku Buah, said the suspect is in their custody, ...

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Basintale, others sue Police Service over GHc1.3m gold scam

Interdicted former East Legon Police Commander, DSP Emmanuel Basintale, and four others, have sued the Ghana Police Service contending their rights were violated during investigations into the GHc1.3m gold scam. The five, who were accused of playing various roles in the alleged gold scam were interdicted in March 2017. An American company, Green Global Resources, accused  DSP Basintale and four other officers ...

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WANEP calls for collaboration in cross-border crime fight

The West Africa Network for Peace Building WANEP, is advocating a strict implementation of the West African Biometric Identity cards to help fight cross-border crimes in the sub-region. According to the network, data sharing between the ECOWAS countries will help them effectively deal with notorious criminals who carry out their operations across the borders. This comes after the arrest of ...

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Supt. Cephas Arthur transferred to East Legon in latest Police reshuffle

The Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, Superintendent Cephas Arthur, has been transferred from the Police Headquarters in the latest reshuffle within the Police Service. He will now serve as the Commander of the East Legon District Command. His deputy, DSP Sheila Abayie Buckman, will replace him as the new Director of Public Affairs. Meanwhile, ACP David Oklu, ...

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Protect the integrity of the Police service – Officers urged

Personnel of the Ghana Police Service have been urged to exhibit a high level of professionalism and dedication in the discharge of their duties to protect the integrity of their profession. Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP), David Nenyi Ampiah-Bennin, Central Regional Police Commander gave the admonition at the inauguration of a new Police station at Assin Nyankomasi in the Assin ...

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25-year-old wanted by Police over GHs30,000 theft

The Achimota Mile 7 Police have declared 25-year-old Patrick Kwaku wanted for stealing GHs 30,000. The suspect, who was sent by his employer, a trader at Ofankor Timber Market, to deposit the amount into his bank account, bolted with it and has since gone missing. The Amasaman District Magistrate court has since issued a warrant for his arrest. Patrick, 5 ...

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