Release Military To Deal With Armed Robbers, They No Longer Fear The Police-Maurice Ampau
Private legal practitioner Maurice Ampau has admonished the security agencies to change their operations in terms of how robbery cases are dealt with.
According to him, the brazen daylight robberies in recent times is an indication of a seeming loss of fear for the police by armed robbers.
He was of the opinion that the police, by virtue of the few bad nuts who engaged in bribery taking and other acts not consonant with the professional ethics of the police service, has reduced the fear of robbers.
“The military, on the other hand, will induce some level of fear wherever they are hence the need to ensure their visibility in town to curb criminal activities”.
“The security agencies must begin to up their game. Armed robbery has become rampant and it is now happening in broad daylight. Why don’t you release the military people? Armed robbers no longer fear the police,” Maurice Ampaw said.
He went on to questioned why the military has not been released onto the streets as a measure to curb the developing trend.
He believes that the presence of the military in our communities would spark some fear in any individual contemplating crime particularly the armed robbers.
He added that, “the police have reduced themselves to tax collectors, they are only taking bribe. Give them small money they start giving you fans. They should allow the military to be strolling in town. With the incidents that have happened, the robbers would have thought otherwise if they saw military officers around.
Accra had witnessed four consecutive daylight robberies in the previous week which had alarmed residents.
But the Police, according the Director of Public Affairs, ACP Kwesi Ofori had instituted measures to clamp down on the menace.
A Ghc50,000 bounty was even made available for anyone who would volunteer information for the arrest of the robbery gangs.