Assin Fosu Divisional Crime Officer, four others implicated

Cape Coast, Sept. 17, GNA – DSP Daniel
Dartey, the Assin Fosu Divisional Crime Officer, and four other officers have
been implicated in the corruption allegation leveled against them by the committee
set up to investigate the matter.

The committee, headed by the Regional Crime
Officer, Chief Superintendent Rueben Asiwoko stated in its investigations that
there were issues surrounding the Divisional Crime Officer and the four other
officers.

It has, therefore, made five
recommendations, three of which had been forwarded to the national headquarters
for approval before implementation.

It would be recalled that on Wednesday
August 15, 2019, the Regional Police Command established a committee to investigate
the allegations of corruption and unprofessional conduct leveled against the
Assin Fosu police.

Briefing the media on the development of the
case, Commissioner of Police (COP) Paul Manly Awini, the Regional Commander,
said the recommendations of the committee would be strictly followed.

He said the recommendation would help the
cause of carrying out policing effectively and efficiently in the Assin Fosu
enclave.

“The concerns of the youth association, we
believe, when we carry out these recommendations will be addressed and our
personnel on the ground should also be able to carry out their work with much
more professionalism”, he said

COP Awini said the recommendations of the
committee encouraged the Regional Police administration to conduct regular intelligence
led swoops at narcotic camps in Assin Fosu and its environs while undertaking
regular education to educate the public on their rights.

He said the committee as part of its work
met with various stakeholders in the Assin enclave including chiefs, opinion
leaders, members of the Assin Youth Association (AYA) and some victims of
alleged Police unprofessional conduct.

COP Awini expressed regret that some key
witnesses who could have helped to link other Police officers to the case
failed to turn up to meet the committee.

He commended the committee and all
stakeholders who supported and cooperated with the committee to carry out its
work for a good work done.

GNA

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