The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), James Oppong-Boanuh has stated that the lack of responsibe fathers is a huge contributor to the high rising crime cases in Ghana.
He revealed that children who come from from broken homes, especially those who do not have father, do not end up properly trained, therefore becoming exposed to illegal acts from a young age, and untimely ending up as criminals who terrorize the country as the grow.
This was contained in a statement read by the during the Wilmar Africa’s Fathers’ Day Awards Night and Dinner, by Technical Director of the Ghana Police Service, COP Samuel Monney.
It reads; “We need to nurture our children to be of good behaviour. Today, it is common to see fathers ignore their financial responsibilities. It is therefore not surprising that the attention given to Father’s Day is not as much as that of Mother’s Day.
“Most of the serious crimes that we witness today can be attributed to the increasing rate of broken homes. It is about time our Fathers become responsible, this way, a number of societal problems will be solved.”
The IGP also urged fathers not to neglect their rightful roles in the lives of their children, as their future lies in their hands.
Also, the IGP, through COP Samuel Monney, gave assurances of the Ghana Police Service to deal with the country’s persistent robbery cases.
“We wish to assure all Ghanaians that concrete security strategies have been put in place to address the rising rate of crime, particularly armed robbery,” he said.
It should be noted that two bullion vans have been attacked armed robbers at two different places, since last week: the first at Jamestown in Accra, leading to the killing of a police constable, and the other one near Gomoa Dominase in the Central region.