Adentan Divisional Police Arrest 15 Crime Suspects for Multiple Crime; Commander Vows To Unmask More
The Adentan-Abokobi Divisional Police Command on Thursday morning paraded 15 suspected criminals within its jurisdiction for terrorising residents and stealing their belongs.
The suspects are said to have been involved in various crime ranging from burglary, break-in, armed robbery, stealing, snatching of cars, mobile phones and unlawful possession of firearms.
The Divisional Commander, Assistant Commissioner of police, ACP Joseph Antwi Gyawu, while parading the 15 crime suspects said the police would spare no effort in ensuring those found culpable after investigation are brought before the law.
According to him, majority of the suspects were arrested based on useful information from the public to the police intelligence in the jurisdiction.
He added that as soon as investigations are concluded on the suspects, they will be charged to court for proper prosecution.
“There has been a case of break in of house, robbery and burglary at Adentan, residents at Lakeside, Japan-Motors, Oyibi, Ayi-Mensah, Abokobi, Agboba and Sun-city communities.
In addition, the police Commissioner said four cases of car snatching and other serious crime are reported, where money and other valuables were stolen.
“They have been interrogated on what they have done and they will soon be charged to court in accordance with the law,” he stated.
The police boss who appreciated the support and cooperation of the citizenry for giving useful information to the police, in order to stem down crime rate and vices in the area, said the work of the security is a joint effort of both public and the police.
He commended citizens of Adentan-Abokobi area for collaborating with the police by giving information as to where all the suspects are hiding with their arms and ammunitions.
Eight out of the 15 suspects paraded were identified by their victims including a military officer and his family at Adentan lakeside area.
Some other two Raster men who were arrested for their alleged involvement in multiple crime in the Adentan New-site were also paraded.
Mr Gyawu, inspecting some of the dangerous item recovered from the hoodlums before the media stated, “Imagined what might be the outcome if these weapons are used on innocent citizens.”
He said, as the police continue to intensify play and night patrols to combat crime, the behaves of the citizens to also be crime alert and make sure they lock their houses when leaving home and make sure one or two persons are left behind to prevent burglary.
The police Commissioner further advised the public to always report any strange and suspected movement in their communities to the police, in order to make the area a no go area for criminals and ensure a crime-free environment.
He also thank the public and the media for their useful information and corporation in unmasking crime in the area.
Some of the exhibits recovered from the hoodlums ranges from Televisions(Flat screen), Laptops, Wire-Cutters, Pliers, Screw-drivers, mobile phones, air conditioners, knifes, cutlasses, student bags, Home Theatres, video Disks, among other items including a 5kg bag of rice.
Four taxi cubs including Toyota plats with registration NO GR 5133-17, Kia Picanto with registration NO GR5336-17, Kia pride with Registration NO GE2839-12 and Suzuki with registration NO GN2433-14, are also retrieved by the police.
Two of the taxi cubs, the police command said were used in operation on three difference incidents by the suspects, where the drivers are usually asked to park outside, while they operate.
ACP Gyawu explained that, the suspects have their prospective buyers in difference locations including Kasoa, Ashaiman, Swedru and Madina, stating, one of their customer has also been picked by the police for dishonestly receiving stolen goods.
A female victim who identified herself as Afia told media present, she and her siblings were gang robbed by some of the suspects numbering about four at Adentan housing down on Sunday dawn at 1:00 am.
According to her, the suspected criminals took away their mobile phones, a laptop and some unspecified cash from them.
By:Felix Engsalige Nyaaba