General News of Friday, 22 December 2017
The Ashanti Regional Police Command has detained about 700 Ivorians at Atimatim New site in the Afigya Kwabre West District.
According to them, they are in Ghana to establish a business called Q-Net and recruit people to sell their products.
Some of their product include Chip Pendants.
Their leaders when interrogated by the Ashanti Regional Minister Simon Osei Mensah, and Police Commander COP Ken Yeboah were unconvincing and couldn’t also show their product.
Ashanti Regional Minister Simon Osei Mensah speaking to Abusua FM’s Osei Kwadwo described the situation as national security threat.
He said the Defence Minister and Inspector General of Police (IGP) would be informed to help handle the situation since it is national security issue.
The Assembly Man for Atimatim East Electoral Area Osei Kusi urged the Ashanti Regional Security Coordinating Council (REGSEC) to help solve the situation.
According to him, residents of Atimatim now sitting on a timing bomb since the Ivorians came to the area.
“We don’t need them in our area. We don’t know where they came from and what they are coming to do here. My people cannot go out at night because of these people,” he said.
Their leaders are currently at the Ashanti Regional Police headquarters assisting police in investigation.
According to a source, the Regional Security Coordinating Council(REGSEC) will be meeting to see how best they can handle the issue.