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We must begin interrogating bank staff over bank-related robberies – Prof. Aning

Security analyst, Prof. Kwasi Aning, believes the time has come for monetary establishments to embark on rigorous scrutiny of their workers following the growing circumstances of bank-related robberies within the nation.

He says routine checks should even be carried out on each firm and private digital gadgets, utilized by the workers to evaluate data which may have aided such crimes if any.

The feedback by Prof. Aning, who can also be Director of Academic Affairs and Research Faculty on the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), come on the heels of latest daylight robberies in parts of the capital, together with one {that a} group of armed males trailed a girl from the financial institution and robbed her at Achimota.

Contributing to discussions on crime and safety on Joy FM’s Newsfile on Saturday, Prof. Aning stated stringent safety measures among the many police and the banks should be adopted to determine the culpability of financial institution workers in case of theft assaults on individuals who might have transacted enterprise on the financial institution.

“This girl who withdrew cash from the financial institution, how did criminals know that she had cash on her? Are we selecting up folks inside that individual financial institution, checking their laptops and cellphone data, or if there’s a compromise of such delicate data to the consumer.”

“Some actually essential questions should be requested to guarantee us or those that use the banking amenities that the backgrounds of financial institution workers are checked, secured, and they’re routinely additionally checked once more as a result of [this kind of crimes] raises critical elementary questions due to the gang-style method wherein this operation was carried”, Prof. Aning emphasised.

A number of theft circumstances have been reported in latest instances, elevating issues in regards to the security of residents within the capital.

The Ghana Police Service as a matter of urgency has launched pressing extra safety measures within the wake of a spike in theft incidents, particularly within the national capital, Accra.

Apart from the daylight theft incident at Achimota which led to some robbers bolting with GHS 29,000 snatched from a 33-year-old lady, whereas a bystander sustained gunshot wounds.

Simply last Friday, two separate daylight theft incidents have been additionally reported in Accra.

It additionally suggested the individuals who intend to withdraw large sums of cash to “exercise caution or contact the Police for help for such transactions.”

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