Top police reshuffle is to put ‘new people with innovations’ in charge – IGP explains

Inspector General of Police, David Asante-Apeatu

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr David Asante Apeatu has reacted to criticisms that last week’s reshuffle in the top hierarchy of the police administration will not bring about anything new in the fight against the upsurge of armed robbery.

In a radio interview with Accra based Joy FM, on the sidelines of Ghana’s 61st Independence Anniversary celebrations, Mr Asante Apeatu said fresh arrests of armed robbers would soon be made to prove a point.

“We are up to the test and over the days, you will see our response to some of these things,” he said.

“Reshuffling is a normal thing in the police service and whoever thinks that reshuffling is not going to help should better think differently.”

“Definitely we are bringing new people with innovations and other things, so it is not like somebody is being victimised… it is to bring new ideas over time, very soon, you will see a number of arrests,” the IGP told the radio station.

Two robbery victims were killed last week and the IGP subsequently reshuffled the top hierarchy of the police administration.

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