No Upsurge In Crime In Ghana; Police Service Refutes Claims

The Ghana Police Service (GPS) has debunked accusations that the country has seen an increase in crime in recent years.

The comment comes after the Ghana Bar Association (GBA) called on the security agencies to up their game in controlling crime after one of its members was murdered on the Bole-Bamboi Highway over the weekend.

According to a statement released by the police on Monday (31 May), the country’s crime situation is under strict control, and three people have been arrested in connection with the incident.

“The Ghana Police Service takes note of the statement issued by the Ghana Bar Association (GBA) with reference to the murder of a member of the GBA, lawyer Richard Badombie on the Bole-Bamboi highway and would like to state as follows.

“We wish to assure the public that there is no upsurge in crime. The service is on top of the security situation in the country and remains committed to its crime-fighting efforts,” the statement said.
“We fight crime every day and treat every crime with the same urgency and professional attitude and we regret the loss of every life,” the police statement added.

Full statement below

Source: Emmanuel Owusu Anti

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