General News of Thursday, 1 March 2018
The Ghana Police service today [Thursday] March 1, 2018, reassigned some of its senior personnel.
In all, 11 reassignments were made according to a statement signed by the Director-General of Police Public Affairs, ACP David Eklu.
The statement said Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, Director General of Police Operations, will now head the Police Research and Planning Department.
He is to be replaced immediately by the Eastern Regional Police Commander, DCOP Simon Afeku.
Rev. David Nenyi Ampah-Benin, Central Regional Commander is now the Director-General of Police Special Duties.
The massive shake-up in the police service comes on the back of calls from the public for more police action in the face of a surge in armed robbery cases in the country, particularly day-light robberies.
Below is the full list of the reassignments:
Robbers on rampage
Mobile money vendors and forex bureaux appear to be most the targeted in the recent operations of the robbers.
On Tuesday, there were two robbery attacks in the North Kaneshie area which left some persons injured.
A Lebanese businessman was on Wednesday shot and killed by a group of armed robbers in broad daylight at the Tema Industrial Area after he withdrew some amount of money from a bank. The robbers made away with GH¢200,000 in that operation.
There have also been a number of robbery attacks in some parts of Accra and Koforidua in recent days.