Angry youth of Amanase in the Ayensuano District in the Eastern region have set ablaze a brand new vehicle of suspected ritual murderers and caused damage to a police vehicle in violence the broke out Monday evening in the community.
Five suspected ritualists identified as Prince Adjololo, 26, Solomon Adjololo, 28, Mintah Benjamin, 23, Felix Haya,27, and Akwasi Tenkorang, 27, were arrested by a section of the youth for allegedly attempting to abduct a child in the community for rituals.
The suspects believed to be linked to the fetish priestess and Priest at the centre of the killing of the 11-year-old boy at Kasoa were handed over to Nana Addo Agyekum, Gyaasehene of Amanase and his elders who held the suspects, hostage, while waiting for the Police to pick them up.
Already, some angry youth wielding sticks, cutlasses and other dangerous implements had surrounded the palace demanding the release of the suspect to subject them to instant justice.
Police quickly moved to the palace but the mob resisted them from taking the suspects away.
Reinforcement was called from Suhum and Kibi where the Suhum Police Commander, the Kibi Divisional Crime officer and Coaltar District Commander were in attendance, yet the Police could not march the angry crowd.
The irate mob set fire on a car belonging to one of the suspects and started pelting the Police with stones resulting in damage to a side window of Police service vehicle No. GP 2867 of Kibi Police Divisional Patrol.
Some of the stones hit the Suhum Police Commander as well as the Kibi Divisional Crime officer.
Caught up in the violent attack, the Police then resorted to firing warning shots before they were able to whisk away the suspects to Suhum Police station for investigation.
The acting Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command, Sergeant Francis Gomado confirmed the incident. He said the police is investigating the incident, and that, the media will be briefed at the appropriate time.
The timely intervention of armed Police personnel dispatched from Suhum Friday, April 9, 2021 thwarted an attempt by furious chiefs and residents of Amanase from torching and destroying the shrine of the fetish priestess.
The Chiefs and People of Amanase clad in red and black dresses, armband and headgears mobilized in their numbers and stormed the compound of the shrine in protest.
However, police Personnel from Suhum upon intelligence rushed to the scene to surround the facility and negotiated with the chiefs to rescind their intended plans.
• According to Computer Man, COP Kofi Boakye has the capacity to deal with crime-related activities recorded in the country
• He made the appeal while sharing his views on recent crimes witnessed in Ghana
The Founder and Leader of Hope Generation Ministry, Prophet Eric Amponsah, has made a passionate appeal to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to appoint COP Nathan Kofi Boakye as the next Inspector General of Police.
Speaking in an interview with Oman Channel sighted by Ghanaweb, Prophet Amponsah touted the Head of Research and Planning for the Police Service as the only person viable of leading a police service capable of dealing with the recent rise in crimes.
“I will appeal to the President, His Excellency Nana Addo Danwka Akufo-Addo to appoint COP Kofi Boakye as IGP. Maybe COP Kofi Boakye between 2014 and 2016 supervised some arrests in the Ashanti Region which may not have augured well. But the only thing that can make Ghana peaceful and end armed robbery is COP Kofi Boakye. You can mark it on a wall,” Computer Man stated while sharing his view on the recent robbery cases including two separate attacks on bullion vans.
Armed gunmen on Monday, June 14, 2021, attacked a bullion van at Jamestown in Accra.
The robbers after staging the attack in which they made away with some undisclosed amount left dead a police officer who was on escort duty in the attacked van and a trader who was a resident in the vicinity.
On the next Tuesday after the Jamestown attack, another bullion van robbery incident was staged on the Accra -Winneba Road.
Unlike the Jamestown incident, the Accra-Winneba Road attack was unsuccessful as the robbers failed to stop the van despite their firing of several gunshots.
The two broad daylight robbery attacks coupled with other gun-related crimes recorded over the past few weeks has led many Ghanaians to raise concern over the level of security in the country.
Some Security Analyst including Mr Adam Bonaa have called for the resignation of the current Inspector General of Police.
What looked like a romantic father’s day message to her husband, President Nana Akufo-Addo, turned sour as Ghanaian social media users directed their anger on first lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo.
She took to social media Sunday to praise her husband on father’s day and expressed how proud she was that Nana Akufo-Addo was working to make things work in the country.
“Over the last four years having watched and prayed for my husband as father of the nation, I have had a close view of the sleepless nights, the countless overstretches and the physical strain to make this country work,” she stated in his article.
Madam Akufo-Addo added, “President Akufo-Addo remains a father we all would be proud of.”
But the above message which was part of her goodwill message to the president has infuriated most Ghanaians who believe the nation is not on the right track, owning to the fact the cost of living is high in the country.
The first lady’s message coincided with an increment in fuel prices across the country– the more reason some Ghanaians descended on her.