Defilement, rape cases decrease in Agona Swedru

The Agona Swedru Divisional Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Samuel Yankey, says a total of 54 cases of defilement were reported in 2015 as against 42 in 2016, showing a drastic reduction. 

He said 17 rape cases were reported in 2015 as against two in 2016, and said the trend was as a result of Police efforts to sensitise the public about the crime combat. 

Chief Supt Yankey made this known when he addressed Officers and men of the Ghana Police Service, traditional rulers and businessmen as part of activities marking this year’s West Africa Security(WASSA), at Agona Swedru, in the Central Region on Friday.

On the robbery cases the Command recorded 25 cases in 2015 as against eight cases in 2016. 

Four murder cases were reported in 2015 as against two cases in 2016.  

A total of 1, 084 stealing cases were received in 2015 as against 761  in 2016, while one case of possession of narcotic drugs recorded in 2015 as against 13 cases last year.  

Chief Supt Yankey said in 2015, 41 cases of causing harm increased to 51 cases in 2016.  

Road crashes, cases reported in 2015 were 139 as compared to 107 in 2016, whilst 16 persons lost their lives in 2016 as against 35 persons in 2015.  

Chief Supt Yankey said the Police had embarked on traffic management and control as well as public education of motorists in collaboration with the National Road Safety Commission to ensure safety on the roads.

He said proactive measures were in place to reduce highway robbery, breaking into shops and stores to enable businessmen conduct their businesses in peace.

He warned that the Police Administration would not hesitate to sanction any police personnel who would misconduct him or herself in discharging his or her duties. 

He said professionalism was the ultimate aim at maintaining integrity of the Police service at all times.

Source: GNA

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