By Kurt Campbell
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Minister with oversight for the Guyana Police Force (GPF), Clement Rohee has assured that the Force is probing spiraling reports of persons being robbed by armed bandits while on their way home or, in some cases, immediately after reaching home from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA).
Rohee said the police are in receipt of several reports of this new trend of criminality and is studying those reports carefully to secure successful apprehension of those involved.
He said the police are also cognizant that some of those reports have been reported to and published by sections of the local media, particularly with the aim to embarrass the police and create the impression that the Force is not adequately protecting citizens.
“Most matters are reported to police and they set up operations to get to the bottom of it… I’m sure the police don’t want to look incompetent in the eyes of the people,” Rohee added.
He said the police are working very hard to “come out of that syndrome” where the police is being seen as incompetent.
Meanwhile, the Minister sent a strong warning to the perpetrators of these acts; explaining that the culprits do not respect any rules or laws. He said this puts the police at a disadvantage.
“That’s why sometimes criminals have an upper hand over the police… when police treat with these people you then hear all kinds of accusationsabout human rights abuses,” he added.