Robbery cases: IGP Asante-Appeatu joins Night patrol

By Maame Aba Afful
Robbery cases: IGP Asante-Appeatu joins Night patrol
Robbery cases: IGP Asante-Appeatu joins Night patrol

The Spate of robbery cases that hit the country, especially in the Capital City, has prompted the Inspector general of Police, IGP David Asante-Appeatu to put in some measures and strategies to combat crime.

After the IGP embarked on a reshuffle that saw Senior police officers reassigned  to take up different positions  following the spate of robbery cases in the country, he has recently ordered police personnel to intensify night patrols across all the eleven regions in the country to ensure that Ghanaians are safe in their homes and on roads at night.

Reports indicate that IGP Asante-Apeatu personally leads his policemen at night during night patrols. Night patrol duties are said to have been intensified since news got to them that the IGP was actually leading the Accra Patrol team. 

An image of the IGP making rounds and sighted by Primenewsghana shows Mr David Asante-Appeatu dressed in a bulletproof vest, and uniform ready to lead the police on a night patrol.

Robbery attacks

The spate of robbery attacks over the past few weeks have raised concerns and debate about the ability of the Ghana Police to truly protect the lives and property of the citizenry.

Prior to an incident, where a Lebanese was gunned by robbers after snatching a whopping GHc200,000 from him on Wednesday, February 28, a gang of four robbers stormed the Royal Motors offices at Industrial Area in Accra and made away with Gh¢500,000 on Tuesday, February 27.

The Minority in Parliament subsequently called for the immediate nationwide deployment of a joint military and police task force.

According to Minority Chief Whip, Ahmed Ibrahim, Mr Asante-Apeatu lacks innovative ideas to tackle crime. He told Parliamentary correspondent, Ekow Annan that the IGP has no business in office in the face of heightened crime.