The Commanding Officer of the Police Service Workshop at the Ghana Police Service, COP Ebenezer Francis Doku, has blamed the increasing armed robbery cases in Ghana on the high rate of unemployment and low level of formal education among the youth.
There has been a surge in robbery cases in many parts of the country compelling the acting Inspector General of Police Dr. George Akufo Dampare to deploy an Anti-Armed robbery task force to parts of the country to clamp down on the menace.
However, in an interview with Journalists in Eastern Region, COP Francis Doku said the panacea to the robbery menace is quality Education and job creation.
“What basically accounts for insecurity in our communities is about lack of jobs and also when people don’t take to education they find themselves in the streets and naturally that must look for something feed on.
“And so the basic thing is for us to get them back to school, once they are in school these robbery activities will stop,” COP Doku said.