Police warn of false robbery reports

BY: Jennifer Ofori-Boateng
Police warn of false robbery reports

The Ghana Police Service is warning the public to be wary of false news of robbery attacks which it says are calculated attempts by unscrupulous persons to disturb the public peace.

In a statement signed by ACP David Eklu, the Police Administration over the weekend said it monitored a number of false news reports on robbery attacks on certain banks in Accra.

"An example of such false publication is the news that there were robbery attacks on certain banks in Accra. Reports from the region show that there was no record of robbery on any bank in Ghana over the weekend," the statement said.

However, the police noted that several suspects were arrested for various offences across the regions.

The suspects included: Thomas Ayariga, 28; Kwadwo Francis, 26 and Daniel Mensah,26; who were all arrested for being in posession of weapons and items adapted for robbery in the Ashanti region. Also at Mampong, Innusah Braimah aged 25 was arrested for attacking a fuel station.

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At Amasaman, Accra, Musah Issaka was arrested for car snatching while in Tema , 29-year-old Salifu Sumaila was arrested for robbery.

The police assured the public their vigorous effort at combating crime.

Read the entire statement below;