Superintendent Samuel tibil Punobyin, other officers and men dancing at their annual WASSA
The Central Regional Police Commander, DCOP Ransford Moses Ninson, has called on chiefs and other estate developers within Kasoa to donate lands for the construction of more police stations to serve the people in the area.
According to him, this is to enable the police to spread its tentacles of curbing criminalities in the area.
‘Kasoa is one of the fastest growing towns in the Central Region and this has brought about lots of criminal activities especially armed robbery in this zone,’ the Regional Police Commander said.
He made this known at this year’s West African Security Services Association (WASSA) organised by the Kasoa District Police in Kasoa.
WASSA is an annual get-together organised by all security services, to dine and wine and to take account of their previous achievements.
‘Criminals from Accra, Ashanti Region, Eastern Region seek refuge in Kasoa when swoops are conducted in their respective areas.’
He noted that the decline in crime at Kasao recently could be attributed to the resources and logistics which were deployed to help the personnel at Kasoa work effectively.
Adding his voice, the Kasoa District Police Commander, Superintendent Samuel Tibil Punobyin, said, ‘The major crime being committed within the Kasoa areas are armed robbery and land cases.
Within the first quarter of this year, the district has recorded 10 cases of armed robbery and 151 land cases as compared to last year when only 15 cases of armed robbery and 200 land cases were recorded.’
He noted that most of the notorious armed robbers terrorising residents have been arrested and were still undergoing trial.
Touching on the activities of land guards in the area, Superintendent Punobyin said, ‘Some of the estate developers recruit the land guards to protect their lands and when their activities are discovered and they are arrested, the recruiters turn round to blame to police for taking sides.
Another factor which is of a worry to the police is that, whenever criminals are arrested and victims of armed robbers are called to identify them, they fail to turn up at the identification parades.’
He called on communities to form a neigbourhood watch to help the police curb crime in the area.
The Kasoa District Police Commander also called on the public to donate high performing motor bikes to the police for their night patrols.
By Linda Tenyah
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