Odoben Residents Threaten Bloodshed

Nana Okrawaise addressing the press
The Chiefs and people of Odoben in the Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa (AOB) District of the Central Region have appealed to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to as a matter of urgency transfer a police officer in the area by name Sgt Isaac Dzode Amagadze aka, Efo for allegedly fuelling chieftaincy dispute in the area.

According to the angry natives, they would be compelled to take the law into their hands to deal drastically with Sgt Amagadze if the IGP does not transfer him immediately.

They contended that they would not sit down for the police officer to destroy the only community they had.

They bickered that the police officer who had been in the area for 16 years had taken the law into his hands and had been molesting and harassing residents without any apparent reason in addition to fuelling chieftaincy dispute in the area.

They alleged that the police officer had been going round the town bragging that he can do anything in the area without being transferred or questioned by the police authority.

The Chief of the area, Nana Kwame Nyarko Okrawaise XVII made the appeal at a press conference organized in the area over the weekend.

Nana Okrawaise revealed that he had personally reported the behaviour of the police officer to the District Police Commander and the Regional Police Commander but nothing had been done about it.

The chief also bemoaned lack of social amenities in the area despite government’s assurances.

‘We do not have a market, toilet facility and potable water, the only clinic in the area is in a deplorable state while the only Senior High School (SHS) does not have even computers in the ICT department as well as other learning and teaching materials,’ he pointed out.

He appealed to the government and other Non-Governmental Organization’s (NGO’s) to come to the aid of the community to facilitate its development.

When contacted the District Police Commander, DSP David Ashong disputed the allegation leveled against Sgt Amagadze and stated that, the chief had never reported the behaviour of Sgt Amagadze to him.

From Sarah Afful, Odoben
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