400 Police personnel deployed for Kwahu Easter
Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) James Abass Abaah, the Acting Eastern Regional Police Commander, has said his outfit would ensure the protection of lives and property during and after the Easter festivities in the region.
He said the command had detailed 400 hundred police personnel to the Kwahu area where most of the activities would take place.
Over the years bizarre incidents have occurred during such Easter celebrations at Kwahu leaving many merrymakers and celebrants in great shock, as well as burglars using the opportunity to attack innocent people.
He cautioned merrymakers and celebrants to discipline themselves since the police would deal ruthlessly with any trouble maker.
Addressing a press conference in Koforidua on Thursday to outline the police preparedness for the Easter festivities, ACP Abass said the police would step up their security measures to ensure that the festival is incident free.
The Acting Regional Commander said the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) of the police would also detail personnel to ensure order and compliance of the traffic regulations during the holidays.
ACP Abass said there would be no room for unregistered vehicles and motorcycles at Kwahu during the period and urged the public to cooperate with the police.
The acting police commander said there would be no place for sex workers and that anybody found out to be engaging in sex activities would be arrested and charged accordingly.
Last year a cross section of the media reported that a pretty lady in her mid-twenties openly had sex with a young man in the full glare of merry-makers which left many people in great shock.
The alleged incident took place on the popular Obomeng high street where many merry-makers on such occasions converge for fun and socialization around 2030 hours on Easter Saturday.
ACP Abass cautioned the media to be circumspect in their reportage in order not to scare prospective merrymakers and celebrants away from the area.