The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Ahafo Ano South East, Joseph Dapaah has lamented that despite having a population of over 85,000, they have only six police officers and one police post, explaining how he narrowly escaped a robbery that happened right in front of his eyes.
Speaking on Akoma FM on Friday, November 6, Mr Dapaah explained that he witnesses a robbery unfold in the district capital.
“On my way, from routine campaign stops when I reached Adugyama, I heard gunshots so I asked my driver to stop the car, I could see the armed men in a Rambo style robbing traders at the market centre,” the DCE said.
He added that the looked on helplessly from his car as the armed men took away a total of GH¢40,000.
The robbery on Thursday night at Adugyama adds up to make more than four robberies within four months, the recent one being last week’s shooting to death of the owner of Sky Oil Company at Asuodei in the same district.
The DCE also lamented the lack of patrol vehicles for the police to patrol the area at night and scare off criminals.
He wants immediate intervention to build at least additional two police stations in the area as well as the deployment of enough police personnel to patrol the area against armed robbers