About 59 suspected criminals and prostitutes were on Wednesday, April 22, 2009, arrested at the infamous soldier bar at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle.
The suspects, who were made up of 30 males and 29 females including a nursing mother were arrested at their various hideouts by a combined team from the Police Headquarters and the Nima Police at about 11 pm.
Briefing newsmen, the Nima Divisional Police Commander, ACP Angwubutoge Awuni said they had received numerous complaints of attacks on workers who used the area around the soldier bar after work.
He explained that the reports from the workers suggested that anytime they used the route around 8pm, they were attacked at knife point to hand over their possessions.
He stated that as a result, the combined team stormed the area and arrested the suspects.
He indicated that the suspects would be screened and thereafter, processed for court.
He called for a continuous collaboration from the general public, to help the police fight crime. Since they (the police), were poised to make the country a safe place to live.
By Esther Awuah