Officers from the Sunyani Municipal Police Command Wednesday raided a drinking spot which was suspect to be operating a brothel.
The drinking spot located at Berlin Top, a suburb of Sunyani is believed to be a hub for criminals who have been terrorizing residents of the area in recent times.
The unannounced swoop took place at dawn. One person has so far been arrested and is currently assisting in investigations. The police after conducting a search at the place set fire into the uncompleted building that had been converted into a drinking spot.
Police Swoop In The Region
Meanwhile, the Brong-Ahafo Regional Police Command says 85 criminals have been rounded in different parts of the region.
The Regional Police Public Relations Officer (P.R.O), Chief Inspector Augustine Kingsley Oppong said they suspected criminals to be peddling and using substances believed to be Indian hemp and other banned substances According to Chief Inspector Augustine Kingsley Oppong, the operation is part of the command’s plan to rid the region of criminals.
“This is part of our routine exercise to reduce crime in the region; so far we have arrested 85 suspected criminals through our operations conducted in various districts in the region. Now we are in Sunyani and we will make sure to arrest and demolish structures that house the miscreants” he stated.
According to him 45 of the suspects have so far been jailed while the rest are still in custody assisting in investigations.
Speaking to Kwabena Obeng Akrofi (‘Royal Servant’) on Ark in the morning, Chief Inspector Augustine Kingsley Oppong, said the police are bent on removing suspected criminals from the targeted areas ahead of the Christmas festivities.
He cautioned the general public to be on the alert especially during the Christmas season and assured them of their safety.
He said the exercise would be sustained to clamp down on criminals in the region and called on the public to provide reliable information to the police to assist them in their operations.
Chief Inspector Augustine Kingsley Oppong called on churches, individuals and other organizations who have programmer ahead of Christmas to report to the police for their safety.
By: Nana Antwi Boasiako/myarkfmonline.com