Marked increase in NCD police arrests

The National capital District command has seen a significant increase in the number of arrests made in a week.

NCD Metropolitan Superintendent, Perou N’Dranou, noted a 50 percent improvement since January this year.

“If there were 10 incidents reported in Boroko, we must have at least five or six arrests,” he stated.

N’Dranou said last week, NCD police made 78 arrests out of the 84 summary incidents that were reported. Summary offences are usually considered to be less serious offences, like road traffic offences, minor assaults or offensive behaviour. 

“That is beyond the pass mark of 50 percent,” he said.

“You have seen since beginning of this year, police presence on the road – traffic police, that is – have done very well. Slowly motorists are understanding that there is law, and they (traffic police) have made an impact.

“Last week alone, of the reported 58 cases attended to, 57 arrests were made.

“That is the best result we have so far.”

N’Dranou added that he has been stressing on more arrests since the beginning of 2019.

“It’s only logical that if we do more arrests, we would minimise crime.”

NCD officers have been directed to concentrate on making arrests on minor (summary) offences.

Carmella Gware