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General News of Friday, 17 August 2018

Source: citinewsroom.com

‘Shoot civilians who attack you’ – Asunafo South DCE to Police

The District Chief Executive for Asunafo South in the Brong Ahafo Region, Osei Bonsu Snr, has given Police in his district the green light to shoot any person who attacks them.

The District Chief Executive for Asunafo South, Osei Bonsu Snr speaking to the media after the handover of a police station at Anwiam.

“Any civilian who attacks the police should be shot because we don’t have to take things for granted. Because the way these people are harassing the policemen in fact if they sit down and say they are from our area so we would not mind them they would take over the police.”

“So we have told them to shoot anyone who attacks the police. We have told them to adhere to our advice,” Mr. Bonsu noted.

Anwiam and its environs are noted for armed robbery and hooliganism in the region with the stretch between Kukuom and Bibiani recording many robberies over the years.

The Cooperative Cocoa Farmers and Marketing Union in Asunafo South as part of its contribution to the development of the area constructed the Police Post powered by solar at the cost of 100,000 cedis for the community.

President of the Kukuom Cooperative Cocoa Farmers and Marketing Union, Nana Basoa Kumanin III speaking at the handing over of the facility said government alone could not carry out developmental projects this he said motivated them to put up the facility.

The Goaso Divisional Police Commander ACP Ebenezer Larbi who received the keys to the police post on behalf of the police command called for an end to interference in their operations.

Nana Kumanin III urged other benevolent organizations to emulate their example.