34 suspected criminals arrested in Ketu South

The Volta Regional Police Command has arrested 34 suspected criminals, in swoop in the Ketu South Municipality.

The suspects were screened and investigated, following incidences of lawlessness, narcotics peddling and reckless use of motorcycles.

SapeAtonu, 42, Mensah Emmanuel, 26, and Agboson Jonas, 28; were put before the Aflao District Court for falsely operating as security personnel.

They pleaded not guilty to charges preferred against them and they have been remanded to reappear on January 6, next year.

They were seen in a video in security uniform, searching and extorting money from travellers at Beats and Pillars, along the Ghana-Togo frontiers at Aflao.

Bless Joseph, 20, who was nabbed for possessing narcotics, was put before the Aflao Circuit Court, presided over by Mr Joseph OfosuBehome.

Meanwhile, 30 other suspects, who were also arrested in the swoop, have been admitted to police inquiry bail and assisting the police in investigations.

Twelve motorcycle riders, popularly known as ‘Okada”, who were arrested at Akasti in the region, and charged with riding without helmets, riding unregistered motorcycles and riding without licence., were expected to reappear before court today.

The police operation was aimed at clamping down on lawlessness, narcotics peddling and other criminals to ensure a safe yuletide. -classfmonline.com

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