UPDATE ON THE PETITION OF IGP BY KWAHU AFRAM PLAINS SOUTH.RESIDENTS.The socio-political show “Mpu ne Mpu” host ‘Torgbui Gadeka’ and his team of the reigning radio station in the Eastern region Afram fm 103.3 MHz in the Kwahu Afram Plains south District specifically located in Kwahu Tease the District Capital has been invited to a massive meeting by the Regional Police Commander DCOP Afful Boakye Yiadom and his entourage on the petition made by some residents in the District by one Seageant Fidelis Mochia for allegedly aiding robbery on their roads. The commander speaking to the Chiefs and people of Tease at the community Durbar ground to them that he and his team are not going relax on their petition and will do all necessary to so know the truth. He again assured the meeting that the IGP is aware of everything going on in the Kwahu Afram Plains south and thereby ready to work hand in to combat the perpetrators and also make sure if the said officer is guilty, he will be punished as the law state with fear or favour.
He further added that, he has worked for thirty -seven (37) now and have had the opportunity to work at different areas before been transferred into the Eastern region and so he will not allow any junior rank officer tarnish their image and drag their noble profession into the dust.
DCOP Boakye also promised Nana Pitikuhene and his elders and sub-chiefs that he will continue to be updating him about the progress of the case put before them in order to rebuild that trust among them.
He again urged the people to be bold to inform the Police service about any suspected act for rapid follow-up and also made his contact numbers available to them. He said you can call me if you don’t trust the officersleaving with you here.People and chiefs present applauded the commander and his entourage for such an honourable approach to their petition and also pray that God protect him to work on their request to a satisfaction.
One can recall a story been gathered on Petition by some residents in the Kwahu Afram Plains south on a letter dated 5th January, 2020 by some personalities in the district indicated that they will be embarking on a massive demonstration next week Tuesday all things been equal over rampant highway robberies in the area.
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According to them, the continuous highway menace has imposed on them fear and panic, also among commuters particularly traders affecting the local economy as many traders are reluctant to come to the various market in the District. They went on by saying that “the negative results are been melted on farmers, traders, and the entire people of Afram Plains cannot be under-minded sometimes lives are lost”The petitioners are demanding the immediate investigation, interdiction and subsequent prosecution of a Police officer stationed at Kwahu Tease Police Post area they are alleging that he is masterminding the robbery attacks on the roads.The further pleaded with the police officer supplies weapons and provides the robbers accurate information on commuters to aid their attack without being arrested.
One of Petitioner (Hon. Moro Inusah) the Constituency Youth Organizer of NPP in the Afram plains south in his statement and a one-on-one radio interview with Torgbui Gadeka on Afram fm 103.3mhz during the reigning socio-political show “Mpu ne Mpu” and award winning social program of the year 2019 ERMEA explained that on December 21, 2019, the robbers attacked one Mr. Seidu Sisala. A resident of Asukesi No.1 while heading to Forifori a town on Donkorkrom road. Mr Seidu Sisala is said to have managed to identify the robbers hence on January 2, 2020, with the assistance of the residents they arrested one of the suspects while in town to buy gari.
The Residents claim that to avert mob attack, the suspect appealed to the mob to allow him to call his boss and the Police Officer was called on phone and on the loudspeaker, he reprimanded the suspect for embarking on a robbery attack without his permission.In the Petition served the socio-political show host Torgbui Gadeka, the group and copied to the National Security Minister and the Inspector General of Police, they also called for “a broad-based investigations of the robbery issues since the way Police officers are being protected in situations like this has created a massive suspicion that there are other top officers in the service who are involved”.They added and asked that “a fresh investigation into all Fulani herdsmen cases handled by the officer in question since there are heaps of allegations of always defending the herdsmen against farmers sometimes which bothers on criminality”One of the Petitioner “Moro Inusah speaking to Torgbui Gadeka in a phone in radio interview hitted in an aggrieved manner that the implicated Police officer has hurriedly been transferred. He again fumed that residents of Afram Plains are fed-up with this canker of insecurity on their roads.
A passenger told Torgbui Gadeka what they passed through in the hands of the armed robbers “we were attacked and beaten by the robbers on my way to Kwame Dwamena where I teach, my palm was been cut with knife and it was not easy due to the reason that I have only GHc 30.00 in my pocket. We are suffering, the road is also bad.
For me, if they construct the road Drivers can even speed off when we see them”It could be recall that in August 2016, four persons suffered gunshot wounds whilst Police station and barracks at Donkorkrom were torched together with a Police Vehicle by rampaging residents who accused the local Police of being behind the numerous robbery attacks. POLICE PETITION update
Their action was in protest against the escape of two Policemen who were part of an armed robbery gang that attacked a bullion van and killed the driver.The Policemen: Abrokwah Kissi and Solomon Elvis Mensah also known as Fire, while the civilian accomplice is Dejimah Mohammed were re-arrested and currently facing prosecution.
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