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Crime & Punishment of Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Source: ghanaguardian.com

Two men detained for gambling in classroom

Residents of Aboabo in the Amansie Central District have arrested two gamblers from Jacobu community for turning Aboabo D/A primary school classrooms into gambling spot.

Unit Committee Chairman for Aboabo Electoral Area Kojo Agyare speaking to Abusua FM’s Osei Kwadwo said the arrest was made after the assembly set up a task force to clamp down the activities of gamblers in the community.

According to Kojo Agyare, the gamblers after turning some classroom into gambling spot have also turned the school premises and some of the classroom into public toilet.

He added that activities of gamblers are affecting teaching and learning in the school.

“We received an information that about eight (8) gamblers are in the school premises and our taskforce including some residents went there and arrested two of them. The remaining six were able to flee. I will take this opportunity to warn wee smokers, armed robbers and gamblers not dare come to Aboabo because they won’t have it easy” he said.

Kojo Agyare called on Jacobu District Police Command to support them fight against gamblers, wee smokers and armed robbers in the community.

The two (2) gamblers who were arrested are currently in police custody.