Police vow to clamp down on highway robbers

The Public Affairs Director of the Ghana Police Service, Superintendent Kwesi Ofori, has stated that the Police Service was determined to clamp down on criminals, especially, highway robbers.

Supt. Kwesi Ofori was reacting to Sunday’s robbery incident, where about seven different vehicles were robbed on the Bawku-Bolgatanga road, at a town called Nangode.

The armed robbers, numbering about seven, were said to be wielding AK 47 rifles, with one of them holding a pistol.

The vehicles included two Nissan Urvan buses, two 207 Benz buses, and one private car. Two buses were later involved, bringing the number to seven.

The robbers reportedly, made away with the belongings of the passengers who were on board all the vehicles.
Speaking on the Citi Eyewitness News, Superintendent Kwesi Ofori said some of the commercial vehicles that commute in the night would be escorted by the police, and added that the police had also intensified patrols on the highways.

“We’ve intensified patrols; we have also given the police cum military exercise an upper gear. We are doing everything possible to control this. Looking at the route, we are also collaborating with the communities.”

Supt. Ofori further mentioned that one of the armed robbers, of the said incident, had been arrested, and was helping in investigations. Credit: citifmonline.com

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