18 January 2013

Ghana: Police Chief Pleads With Kumasi Residents

Kumasi — MANHYIA DIVISIONAL Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Mr. David Tei Tagoe has made a passionate appealed to the general public, including Assembly members and all stakeholders to help the police and the security agencies fight the armed robbery cases in the metropolis.

According to him, fighting armed robbery is a shared responsibility and that the Police and Public collaboration would enhance the protection of lives and property, and enjoyment of peace by the people.

Addressing a stakeholders meeting of the Manhyia Divisional Police Command and District Assembly members within the Kumasi Metropolis, to find a lasting solution to the fight against armed robbery, and problems confronting residents in the metropolis, C/Supt. Tagoe said the Manhyia Command would work to find measures and ensure that the Manhyia division is crime free for people to live in a peaceful atmosphere.

He said the meeting will also help the stakeholders to solicit action and plans to eradicate or eliminate crime and come out with ideas and concerns that will help maintain peace as a shared responsibility to restore a lasting solution to the menace.

Some of the problem spots in the jurisdiction of the Manhyia Division are Akwatialine, Aboabo, Oforikrom, KNUST, Dr. Mensah and Asawase.

He reminded residents in the area that fighting armed robbery is a concern for all, and appealed to them to help the police in fighting every behavior that seems to be a threat to peace.

The police chief indicated that perpetrators of crime are known, since they are family members, friends, brothers and sisters, who share houses but feel reluctant to give them away to the police

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