Vice-Chancellor of UDS, Professor Gabriel Ayum Teye has called on the use of 21st-century tools and approaches in criminal investigations.
Prof. Teye spoke as Special Guest of Honour at the Forensic and Security Summit organized by the University in collaboration with FINDGh.
The Special Guest of Honour emphasized the need for sophisticated approaches toward crime-solving in Ghana to clamp down on criminal networks hindering the nation’s development.
Prof. Teye said the exponential growth of technology and digitization should wake Ghana up to change the current systems to investigate crimes.
He called on policy implementation of science education in all tertiary universities based on gaps in the communities. This will advance knowledge to solve our problems.
“This is the time! We need to shine some light on the world of crime and social justice in Ghana. The perpetrators of crime must be aware that they are being watched, they can be found and effective justice will be delivered based on the rigorousness of the laws of the state in the future”. Professor Ayum Teye added.
The Acting Head of the Forensic Science Department, Dr Lydia Quansah also made a presentation on the state of Forensic Science in Ghana. The summit was chaired by Professor Elliot Haruna Alhassan, Dean of the Faculty of Biosciences.