Former President Jerry John Rawlings has sparked a huge controversy with comments he made over the recent armed robbery cases that have saddled the country. 

In a statement issued via his official micro blogging site, Twitter, the former Military ruler tasked the security agencies to confront the ongoing menace with professionalism to  ensure safety of the citizenry.

He further noted some concern that some persons may be orchestrating the upsurge in crime for parochial motives.

“Let us hope the recent robbery and killings is downright plain robbery and not a politically motivated action from within or without, calculated to undermine those in charge of the security machinery in order to pave the way for certain parochial ambitions,” the former President stated.

Despite this, Mr. Rawlings said the security agencies owe Ghanaians “the responsibility of keeping the nation safe and secure.

“Let us all confront this menace with utmost confidence and professionalism while ensuring that no one, high or low takes advantage of our vulnerabilities,” he added in his statement.