By Charles Chedar, GNA
Dorimon (UWR), Sept 25, GNA – The Assembly
Member of Dorimon Electoral Area in Wa West District, has raised eyebrow over a
missing goat after an alleged goat thief was arrested and handed over to the
The Assemblyman, Mr Ababaasa Olinaa, accused
the Dorimon police for failing to deal with the case and several other theft
cases brought to them, creating anxiety in the area.
According to him on 12th September 2018 four
goats were missing and three of them were found inside the room of a young man
(name withheld) but one of the goats was later found being roasted at the
“The goat which the police were roasting
bore the same mark as the other one we found in the accused person’s room and
no explanation or action is being taken on it,” he said.
“When the missing goats were found in the
accused boy’s room, we informed the police for arrest and they came and were
talking only about goats, leaving the accused thief,” he added: “We asked them
why, and they told us they would come and arrest the young man later.
Mr Olinaa also alleged that in 2017, the
community brought one accused thief with stolen goats and one of the goats got
missing at the police station and has not been found since.
He said the people of the area were living in
perpetual fear because their lives and properties were at risk due to
increasing crimes and weak security.
“Dorimon is a vast area with over 99
communities and the police are only five so we need more police in
addition,” he said.
The Dorimon Unit Committee Chairman, Mr Kofi
Dalugu claimed robbery attacks in the area started swelling up when the police
personnel begun familiarize with the young men in town after a long stay.
He noted that criminal activities were not
rampant at the time the unit committee was handling and monitoring criminal
cases in the town.
“We would be happy if all the old
policemen were transferred and new ones brought in to avert the increasing
crime rate,” he said.
When the Ghana News Agency contacted the
Dorimon police on phone to respond to the allegations, an officer said “the
police had nothing to say on the matter”.
Several attempts to reach the Upper West Regional
Police Public Relations Officer proved futile.