Six galamseyers escape from police custody

The Inter-Ministerial Task Force on illegal mining, has accused the Amansie West Police of negligence, leading to six illegal miners escaping police custody.

The suspects were arrested by the task force in the Amansie West district of the Ashanti Region, during one of its operations on Sunday, and handed over to the suspects to police, but they mysteriously disappeared.

Head of Operations for the Inter-ministerial task-force on illegal mining, Muniru Ahmed, accused the police in the district of assisting the illegal miners, hence their failure to ensure they were rearrested and prosecuted.

Speaking to journalists, Mr. Muniru called on government to support the task-force to deliver on their mandate of clamping down on illegal mining.

“They arrested them and gave them to the Amansie West Police, but when they came back they had all run away. They [police] are working with them, so the government should help us, the work we are doing here is very serious.”. citinews.com

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