The Inspector General of Police (IGP), George Dampare has issue a stern warning to robbers terrorizing traders, adding that they will come after them and ensure they deal with them using the laws of the land.
In a recent public engagement with the Second-hand traders at the Kantamanto market, the IGP addressed security concerns raised by market men and women who reported criminal activities including the activities of pickpockets, swindlers and robbers.
Together with the Police Management Board, the IGP assured the traders that the Police would do everything within its power to ensure these criminals who have been terrorizing them are arrested to make sure they feel comfortable to conduct their business without fear of being robbed.
In addition to this, the IGP urged traders to instill personal security by ensuring they resort to the use of electronic means of transactions instead of carrying huge sums of money which could incite criminals to steal from them.
In response to issues about arson, the IGP promised to look into issues pertaining to its threat in the market and join forces with the Ghana Fire Service to prevent the occurrence of fire outbreaks in the market, especially during this Harmattan season.
Speaking on behalf of the traders, the Vice Chairman of Secondhand Traders Association, Mr. Charles Asma requested for an addition of three different police posts to combat criminal activities and theft cases in the community.
Furthermore, Mr. Asma stressed on the need for heightened security in the market especially during rush hours and in areas recognized as criminal prone locations.