Robberies: Akufo-Addo Cuts Short Trip, Summons Interior Minister, IGP


President Akufo-Addo has summoned the Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, and the Inspector General of Police (IGP) David Asante Apeatu over the recent spate of armed robberies in the country.

The summons come after public assurances by the Interior Minister and the IGP that the state is in full control of the country’s security despite grave concerns.

The President who was scheduled to return to Ghana on March 5 from his German trip will touch down on March 1 instead due to the recent security challenges facing the country, a statement from the Flagstaff House said.

“His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana will return to Ghana tomorrow March 1st, instead of the previously announced date of March 5th 2018.

“He has also summoned to the Flagstaff House the Minister responsible for Interior and the Inspector-General Police (IGP) over general concerns of insecurity in the country,” the statement signed by the Director of Communications at the presidency Eugene Arhin stated Wednesday February 28.

In a separate development, the Police in Tema have dispatched a team to the Industrial area after suspected armed robbers shot dead a Lebanese business man after he had visited the bank Wednesday morning.

The robbers allegedly bolted with a cash sum of GHC200, 000 after killing the businessman who is believed to be working with soap manufacturing firm Delta Agro.

Confirming the incident to, Tema Police spokesperson Benefo Darkwa said Police personnel are currently at the scene gathering evidence to help with investigations.

“ Yes, it happened this morning and we are investigating. Our men are there and we will give further details later,” he said.
The development followed a similar incident at Royal Motors in Accra Tuesday where the suspects made away with some GHC500, 000.

Source: Starrfmonline

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