Don’t Beg For Suspects – MCE

DCOP Kofi Boakye breaking the ground for work to begin

Traditional rulers and opinion leaders in the various communities of the country have been cautioned against begging on behalf of suspects who are under police arrest.

Mary Jantuah, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Bekwai in the Ashanti Region, who sounded the warning, said begging for suspects interferes with the work of the police and also disrupts justice delivery.

She stressed the need for the security agencies, especially the police, to be given a free hand to operate without any maneuvering or undue pressure from outside.

Madam Jantuah was speaking during a sod-cutting ceremony for the construction of a police post at Domenase, which is located along the main Kumasi-Obuasi highway.

The Bekwai MCE described the police as an important agency whose services are crucially needed to maintain law and order, which would eventually pave way for development to take place.

She charged all and sundry to throw their weight behind the police by way of logistic support and dissemination of information which could lead to the arrest of suspected criminals from their hideouts.

The ground breaking ceremony coincided with the Ashanti Regional Police Commander, DCOP Kofi Boakye’s tour of police stations in the Bekwai Division of the region.

He said his tour followed the upsurge of highway robbery cases in the area in recent times, noting that the construction of the police post could help check highway robberies.

DCOP Kofi Boakye warned the people not to shield criminals who might be living in their midst, stressing that the police/public partnership is needed in order for miscreants to be flushed out.

Nana Ntim Banahene, Essumeja Kontihene, charged the police in the region to sustain the battle against all criminals, indicating that the police need the support of all to succeed.

 FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Domenase, Ashanti

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