Mr Adib Saani a security and foreign policy analyst urges police to check their porous security to curb the phenomenon of jailbreaks across the country at the various Police cells.
He raised concerns that most police stations do not have CCTV cameras to aid monitoring, making it difficult for the police to thoroughly investigate such cases when they occur.
Mr Saani in an interview cautioned that the absence of stringent security protocols at the various police stations could continuously erode public confidence in the service and rather embolden criminals to perpetrate crime.
“We keep recording such cases because for many years, we haven’t followed the right security protocols at the various police stations. When you go to any police station, nobody is checked. You will freely walk in and out of the premises so even if you have something to hide or intend causing harm, it becomes easier,” he stated.
“It is important that we change the security arrangements in most of our police stations. They host criminals and members of gangs and fellow gang members might want to stage audacious attacks on the police as reprisal or get their member released. So the police should always be on guard,” he added.
Mr Saani’s comments is borne out of the recent incident at the Zenu Atadeka Police Cells in the Ashaiman Municipality where 12 inmates escaped from the cell on Sunday, April 4, 2021.
Separate operations conducted by the police however led to the re-arrest of seven of the escapees while five suspects who escaped from the same police station remain at large.