You will make us powerless in fighting crime – Police warn public

Police say they may run out of logistics to combat crime, should the public continue to destroy properties belonging to them in standoffs.

The Public Relations Officer of the Accra Regional Police Command, ASP Afia Tenge, has said the surge in such attacks on the Police and the destruction of their insufficient logistics will largely make them incapacitated to respond to emergencies.

“We want to advise the public to refrain from such attacks on the police. it is quite clear that the public are on high alert following string of robberies in their neighbourhood, but they should restrain themselves and not to take the law into their own hands. We are already crying over insufficient logistics to fight crime, if they keep on destroying the few we have, it’ll be difficult to respond to emergencies in a swift and effective manner.” ASP Afia Tenge told host Fiifi Bason on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.5 FM Friday.

Her comments come in the wake of a clash between Residents of Kwabenya and the Police over some suspected robbers.

The irate residents had attempted to lynch the suspected robbers who were nabbed while robbing a boutique in the area.

But the Police who arrived at the scene prevented the residents from carrying out the attack on the robbers provoking the residents.

The angry mob turned the heat on the Police, pelted them with stones and other materials but the Police succeeded in moving the suspects away unharmed.

The development comes after suspected robbers invaded the Kwabenya Police Station last Sunday killing an officer and freeing seven suspects.

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