“We’re On Top Of Security”- Police To GBA
The Ghana Police Service has issued a press release to reject a statement by the Ghana Bar Association (GBA) that the country’s rate of violent crimes is at a terrible stage.
They said, “there is no upsurge in crime. The Service is on top of the security situation.”
The leadership of GBA had said that there is an increasing spate of armed robbery and other violent crimes in the country concerning the killing of own member, Richard Badombie, by armed men in the Savannah Region last week.
The lawyer was shot dead in an attack by armed men between Banda Nkwanta and Nuoyiri on a journey while the police service is saying that they remain “committed to its crime-fighting efforts.”
Also, a statement by the police said, “We fight crime every day and treat crime with the same urgency and same professional attitude, and we regret the loss of every life.”
Moreover, they want the general public and other special-interest groups to be vigilant in the commentary on the matter and assist the police in unraveling the circumstances of the unfortunate incident.
“We wish to assure that we remain focused and committed to fighting crime in the country”.
So far, three suspects have been arrested by the Savannah Regional Police Command in connection with the crime and efforts are underway to arrest two other suspects.
The Ghana Bar Association (GBA) stands ready and prepared to give a “reward of 20k to anyone who volunteers credible and legitimate information that will lead to the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators of the crime.”
In a statement, the Association urged the general public to volunteer information to the security agencies to enable them to thoroughly investigate the matter to identify the perpetrators of the crime and make them suffer the consequences of their actions.