Avoid walking at isolated places at night-Police cautions public

By Evans Donkoh/Fawzia Seidu, GNA

Sept.12, GNA – The Bono, Bono East and Ahafo Regional Police Command has
cautioned the citizenry to avoid walking at isolated areas at night.

Chief Inspector
Augustine Kingsley Oppong, the Public Relations Officer for the Command, gave
the caution at a media briefing on Wednesday in Sunyani.

He said a
number of persons who are all females had fallen victim to robbery attacks at
some locations within Sunyani and its environs recently and eight armed robbers
comprising six males and two females had been arrested in connection with those

C/Insp. Oppong
stated that the robbers whose ages ranged between 18 and 26 years operated with
motorbike with registration number M-19-AS 5452 around Zinko Down, GETFund and
Dream Field areas which are suburbs in the Sunyani Municipality.

He said the
robbers led by Adramani Adamu, 23, who led two separate operations at Zinko and
Dream Field, inflicted knife wound on one of the victims and robbed her of her
mobile phone.

That victim
sustained a deep cut on her right wrist and was sent to the Sunyani Regional
Hospital but was later referred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital for
further treatment, C/Insp. Oppong added.

He said items
retrieved from these robbers were ladies hand bag containing a mobile phone and
a cash of GH¢1,000.00, eight mobile phones, four MTN and three Vodafone SIM
cards, a motorbike key, lighter and a sharp knife.

C/Insp. Oppong cautioned
the public to avoid walking alone in remote areas whilst listening to music
with earphone to avoid being attacked unknowingly.

He assured
residents of the three Regions that “the Police would not allow the criminals
to have a field day” and appealed to individuals and groups to offer important
information that could lead to the arrest of criminals for the people to go
about their activities peacefully.