Report By: ERNESTNA ZUMEH, Intern
There has been recent increase in crime most especially on our highways which sometimes these armed robbers rape victims.
Interestingly, these armed robbers of late have that another dimension where they attack people in their homes in broad daylight, which is becoming alarming in our society.
One of this community experiencing this day broad robbery are the people of Tse-Addo, suburb of La-Accra located behind the Accra International Trade in the La Dade Kotopon Municipality.
These acts have left the people of Tse -Addo to live in fear and panic that, the general security of the community is worrying.
As a result of that, residents have called upon the Ghana Police Service on several occasions to clamp down the activities of these armed robbers who attack residents in broad daylight.
Not long ago, a lady was attacked by an armed robber right in front of her gate. The armed robber did not only snatch her bag but also stab her three times on her arm.
Meanwhile, according to the Directed General at the Criminal Investigation Department of the Ghana Police Service, ACP Joseph Oklu Gyamera revealed that, nine hundred and sixty-eight (968) related robbery cases were recorded in the first quarter of 2018 which four hundred and eighty four (484) cases where armed robbery cases.
On the other hand, Ghana recorded close to eighty (80) cases of armed robbery attacks in January 2018 alone as compared to sixty (60) cases in 2017.
Some residents spoken to by this reporter expressed worry, asking the recent surge of broad daylight robbery in their community which is causing fear and panic and state of insecurity in the entire community.
Some residents however related it to some factors such as the influx of foreigners from the West African Sub-region, increase in drug abuse with substances like marijuana which has become very common in our society, effects of increase in dehumanizing conditions emanating from slum settlements in our cities, idleness and poverty arising out of mass unemployment of the youth among others.
They therefore called on government to provide more resources to the security agencies to enable them match the sophisticated nature of the robbers and bring their nefarious activities under control to safeguard lives and properties of Tse Addo and Ghana at large.