Police grab 32 suspected criminal during x’mas

ACP David Senanu Eklu

ACP David Senanu Eklu

A total of 35 suspected criminals were arrested for various offences by the Police in various part of the country during the Christmas season as against 50 suspects the previous year.

The suspects who were apprehended between December 24 and 31 last year were involved in robbery, stealing, attempted murder and burglary among others.

The Director-General of the Police Public Affairs Directorate, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) David Senanu Eklu disclosed this to the Ghanaian Times in Accra yesterday stating that the suspects were in custody and others on Police enquiry bail.

He said the recorded cases showed a reduction in crime cases during the yuletide as a result of the police foiling of robbery cases.

‘’The public where able to reach the police on our emergency numbers 191 and the 18555 which resulted in them foiling robberies during the season,’’ he added.

ACP Eklu said before the Christmas, the police administration launched its annual crime preventive strategy dubbed ‘’Operation Father Christmas” which was focused on crime prevention in the country.

He said 14,000 police personnel were deployed across the country to ensure law and order, describing the operation as successful.

The Director-General said to improve security in the country this year the police would be visible, proactive and transparent in all their activities to ensure crime free society for people to go about their duties without fear or favour.

He said the attitude of personnel was very crucial, adding that the police administration would intensify its education for personnel to promote the image of the Service.

ACP Eklu said the police would also collaborate closely with the public, stakeholders, sister security agencies and international agencies to help in crime prevention in the country.

‘’We would also educate the public through our platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Police watch series and community engagement to educate the public,” he added.

He said the police administration would intensify its education for personnel to promote the image of the service, stating that the attitude of an officer was very crucial in promoting the image of the Service.

ACP Eklu called on personnel to be professional in all that they do to raise the flag of Ghana and the Police Service high.

He assured Ghanaians of the Police administration’s commitment in ensuring that lives and properties were saved.

“Ghanaians should be rest assured that the Police would work hard with them in transparency, accountability, professionalism to ensure citizens are safe in the country,” he added.

The Director-General called on the public to partner the police in reducing crimes in the country, adding that crime is a shared responsibility.

ACP Eklu cautioned criminals to desist from their negative attitudes or would be dealt with by the Police.

He commended government, corporate organisations and philanthropists for retooling the Service and assured that the resources would be used to the benefit of the citizenry.

By Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi

 

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