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Entertainment of Friday, 1 May 2009

Source: GNA

Police put in place adequate security measures at Aboakyer-Police Boss

Winneba (C/R), May 1, GNA-The Effutu Municipal Police Command have put in place adequate preparation and measures to ensure peace and security in the municipality during and after the celebration of Aboakyer festival of the chiefs and people of Effutu Traditional Area. They have therefore warned that the police would deal drastically with anyone would like to foment trouble or disturb the peace in the area.

The Municipal Police Commander, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Francis Yiribaare said these in statement issued to the press in Winneba on Thursday.

He said in collaboration with the Regional Police command, sufficient human and logistical resources have been mobilized for the purpose of providing adequate safety and security for people of all walks of life including foreigners, tourist participating in the festival. The command said, it "recognizes the positive impact a peaceful and successful festival holds for the people of the Effutu Traditional Area and the country at large".

It therefore urged all and sundry to comport themselves properly and avoid conducts that have the potential of creating violence and disorder to mar the beauty of the event.

The statement said the carrying of offensive instruments like sticks, stones, cutlasses, knives and singing of provocative songs should be avoided.

"The commander reminded the public that the police are determined to maintain law and order as well as protect life and property and will not intimidate, molest or in any way mistreat law abiding people". The statement advised miscreants and other criminals, pick pocket, thieves, trickiest, fraudsters and other trouble makers to stay way or desist from such anti-social conducts in their own interest. He said such people, when found will be arrested and prosecuted in the interest of peace and justice.

Meanwhile, the Aboakyer festival would reach its climax on Saturday, May 2 when the two Asafo Companies would go to bush to capture a live deer.

The first animal to be brought to the durbar ground is stepped on by the Omanhene, Neenyi Ghartey with his left foot to signify its acceptance for the traditional customs.