AMA: Teach children to be security conscious - Police Sup.
Parents have been advised to teach their children and house-helps to be security conscious to prevent the incidence of robbery at all times, and especially during the yuletide.
Police Superintendent Aduhene Benieh, Airport District Police Commander who gave the advice on Thursday stressed that it was during the Christmas and other holidays, where people were generally in merry mood, that miscreants exploited the situation to undertake their criminal activities.
Speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Accra, he proposed that homeowners and households install alarm devices to alert them and their neighbours of the activities of intruders when they were away from home.
Mr Benieh underscored the importance of training children and particularly house attendants not to allow any stranger in the house or inside their rooms.
He said such criminals who were allowed in when parents were not at home, may either rob the house or survey the items their victims possessed in order to launch an attack later.
Mr Benieh was optimistic that a good reminder to the children and house attendants on such security guidelines would achieve good results.
He reminded the business communities and traders to be wary of the activities of fraudsters during the holidays.
Mr Benieh said, “businessmen must get to the approved offices and institutions or agencies to transact their business activities. Such due diligence would pay off”.
In a related development, the GNA’s findings revealed that there had not been any recorded incidents of criminal activity at the Airport and Nima Police Stations during the Christmas season.