The Ghana Police Service, GPS, has allayed fears across the country that the nation may be sliding into insecurity with the killing of a police officer in Tema.
According to police authorities, measures have been put in place to safeguard the lives of its personnel and citizens, and that it has not relented in efforts to make the Tema Metropolis safe.
The Director General of Police Operations, COP Christian Tetteh Yohuno, gave the assurance at a press conference, adding that the Tema incident does not mean heightened insecurity in the country.
“All over the place we have night patrols, we have daytime patrols and we have been seeing policemen stationed at various points whose presence we know will deter would-be offenders. So there is no insecurity per se.”
“But as you are all aware, in the discharge of our duties, we come face to face with certain hazards. Bad persons are out there who may want to take out the police officer on duty. It happens everywhere. But the fact that one or two police officers have perished while on duty does not lead to a conclusion that there is general insecurity,” COP Yohuno said.