A number of Ghanaians have reportedly been traumatised by armed robbery attacks in the past. Some have had their lives and that of their loved ones taken in armed robbery attacks.
Some women have been raped and abused by these criminals.
The security agencies have been trying their best to get these bandits off the streets and reduce the occurrence of these crimes to the barest minimum.
However, it thus appear that armed robbery is again on the rise in the nation's capital, Accra and some other parts of the country.
Citizens have expressed fear over the seeming insecurity in the Ghana in recent times.
Last week there were reports of at least four daylight armed robbery attacks in parts of Accra.
The robbers in all the incidents made away with huge sums of money.
A woman was attacked at gunpoint in traffic at Achimota and robbed of over GHS20,000.
A motor rider who was closer to the scene sustained a gunshot wound in his arm and has since been receiving medical care.
Another robbery incident is also reported to have occurred on Friday, September 24, 2021, around Weija in Accra. A woman in the company of a man was also attacked at gunpoint and robbed of an undisclosed amount of money that she had cashed from the bank that morning.
Calls have been made on the Ghana Police Service and other security agencies to vigorously with this growing phenomenon.
The Acting Director-General of the Ghana Police Service’s Public Affairs Directorate has disclosed that a bank worker has been arrested in connection with a recent bank robbery.
ACP Kwesi Ofori told the host of Newsfile on the JoyNews channel on Saturday that an arrest was effected “yesterday [Friday] in Accra, involving a bank worker not necessarily a bank staff…we arrested him, and a lot has happened in that regard.”
He added that discussions were ongoing with the banks to design best practices and strategies to conduct bank transactions in a way that would not attract these criminals.
“We are also talking to the banks to know the people who come into the banking hall. Do they have something doing at the counter, and are they coming for a service? Often we find people neatly dressed inside the bank monitoring what is happening even when there are notices all over that that is not allowed,” he noted
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