General News of Friday, 19 August 2016
The Ghana Police Service has withdrawn all personnel stationed at Donkorkrom in the Eastern region due to the destruction caused to a Police post and its properties in that town.
The decision comes after residents in Donkorkrom torched the Police post and police vehicles in protest of two police officers who escaped after they were arrested for their involvement in the robbery on a GCB bullion van in the region.
Residents who suspected that the police officers were deliberately let off the hook, angrily attacked the police station and demanded the transfer of all personnel in the town.
The two police officers were re-arrested at Nkawkaw Thursday afternoon and have been transferred to the regional head office for prosecution.
Speaking at a press conference on Friday in Accra, Director General of the Criminal Investigations Department of the Police Service, Prosper Agblor stated that two of its officers being involved in a robbery does not make the entire force a bad one.
He condemned the behavior of the residents and stated until the destroyed station is renovated by the residents and all damaged vehicles are paid for, no police officer will be stationed in Donkorkrom.
Agblor also urged the residents to show remorse and apologise for their actions.
Meanwhile, over a hundred combined force of Police and military personnel have been dispatched to the area to maintain law and order.