Nine Persons Arrested, Excavators And Weapons Retrieved
The Police have arrested nine more suspects and also retrieved three excavators and three pump action guns in another anti-galamsey operation in the Western Region. According to a post on their social media handle. The suspects are also said to be made up of three Chinese nationals and six Ghanaians. On Thursday, September 8,
the Police arrested 5 Chinese nationals over Ellembelle missing excavators. This was done through a special police operation conducted between the night of 7th September till the dawn of 8th September 2022, the statement said. Their arrest follows the retrieval of one of the excavators. The development had earlier resulted
in the arrest of the District Chief Executive (DCE) of Ellembelle, Kwasi Bonzo, who was alleged to have also attacked the police with some thugs during the operation to retrieve the excavator. Mr. Bonzo has since been charged with five counts, according to his lawyer, Salome Erica Abakah. She said the charges he will face include
assault, conspiracy to commit assault, and resisting arrest. Although he was expected to appear before the Takoradi Circuit Court on Thursday, September 8, together with his accomplices, the case was not called. He has however been granted bail whiles his thugs are still in police custody.