Don’t operate ‘money business’ on table tops – Police

The Ghana Police Service is warning members of the public against operating businesses that involve huge sums of money on “table tops”.

Speaking to the media in Accra, DCOP George Alex Mensah said it’s about time authorities formulated policy to prohibit people from operating mobile money businesses on table tops.

He said the non-availability of regulations and policies to control the industry makes it extremely difficult for the police to offer protection for mobile money vendors across the country.

“How can you conduct a business which involves huge sums of money in the open. You are playing with fire, if you conduct such a business in the full glare of the public.

“Because these people are doing the business on table tops, they become easy target for criminals. Banks don’t operate like that; it is simply not safe to that,” DCOP Alex Mensah added.

The warning comes on the heels of the killing of a mobile money vendor at Asylum Down in Accra on Monday after he was attacked by suspected armed robbers.

Report says the young man was gunned down by the robbers after taking away his bag that contained unspecified amount of money.

The police say frantic efforts are being made to apprehend the perpetrators of the crime.

“That is why the police continue to advise people not to operate mobile money on table tops and shades. It is very dangerous to do that,” DCOP Alex Mensah added.

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