Amasaman police records 2, 658 crimes

Chief Supt Francis Yiribaare(middle),Amasaman Divisional Police Commander dancing with some personnel and other guests at the WASSA. Photo: Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi

Chief Supt Francis Yiribaare(middle),Amasaman Divisional Police Commander dancing with some personnel and other guests at the WASSA. Photo: Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi

The Amasaman Divisional Police Command has recorded a total of 2658 crime cases during the first six months of the year, as against 2953 cases within the same period the previous year.

The breakdown is as follows: assault, 1,032, threatening, 521, murder,eight, rape,seven, defilement,33, robbery,40, causing damage,355, trespass, 654 and possessing of narcotic drugs,eight.

The Divisional Commander, Chief Superintendent (Chief Supt) Francis Yiribaare, disclosed these at the 2017 West African Security Activities (WASSA) in Accra, last Friday, to socialise and take stock of activities.

The programme was attended by traditional rulers, assembly members and the Municipal Chief Executive of Ga West Municipal Assembly, Mr Clement Wilkinson.

They were entertained with soothing music from the Police Central Band.

The Commander said the reduction of crime cases was as a result of swoops on criminal, implementation of community-based policing strategy,and neigbourhood watchdog committees, and patrols.

Chief Supt Yiribaare called on the public to support the police by providing reliable information to tackle the crime wave in the country.

“Crime prevention and management is a shared responsibility, and the public should collaborate with the police to reduce crimes, their

confidentiality would be protected,” he said.

Chief Supt Yiribaare commended the personnel for their dedication to duty.

The chief of Pokuase, Nii Otto Kwame V , urged sister security agencies to collaborate and fight crimes in the country.

He asked security personnel to discharge their duties well, and not relent in their efforts in protecting lives and properties.

The chief entreated the public to support the police to achieve their mandate as peace officers.

As part of the event, an award was presented to the Divisional Commander by the personnel for its contributions to the development of the area.

By Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi

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