General News of Monday, 16 March 2015
The Police Administration has given a 10-day ultimatum to two Police officers to find the seven suspected criminals who escaped from the Denu Police Station last Friday.
The two officers, whose names are being withheld, were on duty when the suspected criminals escaped from the cell and made away with two AK47 rifles.
The situation has created fear and panic among residents in the Denu township.
Speaking to Citi News, the Volta Regional Police Commander, DCOP Peter King Gyinae disclosed that his outfit has gotten hold of the photographs of the suspects and are currently being published for onward circulation.
He also stated that copies of the photographs have been sent across to “our colleagues across the border and they have also promised that they will circulate them and assist us.”
DCOP Gyinae indicated that despite efforts being made by the Police administration, the two officers must ensure the seven criminals are apprehended within the 10-day period given.
Failure to do so, the two will be made to face the full wrath of the Police Administration.
“We have processes when these things come and one of the processes is that we allow them some days to look for them and if they don’t get them and then the other processes will follow, so we are following the processes,” he explained.
Meanwhile, the Interior Minister, Mark Woyongo has issued a warning that any Police personnel found to have aided the suspects to escape will be severely punished.
“Let me assure you that, these things are bound to happen from time to time. It is an indication that we need to alert, vigilant, we need to caution our people to be vigilant and duty conscious. In fact, the Police High Command will investigate this, and people who are found culpable will definitely not be spared,” he said.