A/R: Police Round Up Over 300 Suspected Criminals
Police in Ashanti Region have arrested 369 suspected criminals after it conducted a swoop in all its 15 police divisions. This is part of the Ashanti Regional Police Command’s continuous resolve to curb violent crimes within the Region. These swoops which were conducted in criminal dens were done simultaneously between the
14th to 20th September 2021. All suspected persons were between the ages of 17 and 55 years. The arrested persons were screened and profiled and those found culpable put before the various Courts in the Region. Some of them were remanded into custody to reappear at a later date, whilst others were granted court bail to
report, the police also said in a statement. The various divisions also conducted motorbike swoops from the Saturday, September, 25 to the Tuesday, September 28, 2021, leading to the interception of 792 motorbikes and impounding of same. All the arrested persons have also been asked to produce the documents covering all the
motorbikes for inspection and also verification, but according to the police, those found to be fake will have the owners prosecuted. In the meantime, the Command used the opportunity to assure the general public of its continuous fight against every crime but encouraged residents to assist the police by giving credible, reliable,
accurate and timeous information that will lead to the arrest of suspected criminals and to also assist in our endeavour. The Ghana Police Service as a matter of urgency has also introduced urgent additional security measures in the wake of a spike in robbery incidents in parts of the country. These incidents among several
others have heightened fears among the public, who feel their lives remain in danger as they go about their daily activities. Contemporary policing is also a shared responsibility between police and the public, therefore we further appeal to the general public to collaborate with the Police in fight against these menaces which is
a matter of concern to all and sundry, police command added. It thus asked persons, with information, to reach the police on 0299207770, 0299202240 or 191 or MTN and Vodafone toll-free number 18555.