The Ashanti Regional Police Commander, DCOP Frank Adu-Poku, has hinted that his outfit has made progress towards arresting the alleged murderers of Mr Samuel Enin, the Ashanti Regional President of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA).
He said since Enin's murder, the police had worked 24 hours “and we are very happy with the way the investigations have gone so far”.
DCOP Adu-Poku dropped the hint during the annual West African Soldiers Social Activities (WASSA) at the Police Headquarters in Kumasi.
Its objective is to allow for a relaxed interaction between the police and members of the public and reduce the stress among the personnel after hectic duties over the year.
It also marked an award ceremony for hardworking personnel so as to motivate others to also work hard for the police regain the confidence of the public.
The Regional Police Commander did not give details about the investigations made but promised that the murderers of the late regional chairman of the GJA and their accomplices would soon be arrested “to face the full rigours of the law”.
He, however, appealed to the public to volunteer information which could further enhance the work of the police and pledged that they would treat such information with the maximum confidentiality.
DCOP Adu-Poku commended all police personnel in the region for their hard work which, he said, had increased the confidence that the public had in the police.
He noted with joy that in spite of logistic problems and inadequate facilities, most of the personnel had worked with dedication to combat crime in the region.
He urged them to continue working very hard and not allow the problems in the service to affect their work.
DCOP Adu-Poku cautioned personnel who were not living up to expectation to refrain from indulging in anything which would drag the image of the service into the mud, stressing that “those who are still perpetrating acts which are dragging the image of the service into disrepute will not be spared”.
Three policemen who excelled in various ways were awarded for their hard work.
The first prize went to Detective Sergeant Joseph Amenya, who received a double-decker fridge, while Detective Chief Inspector Kenneth Kofi Kuntogli and Detective Gerald Agyemang Boadi received a table-top fridge and a 21-inch colour television set respectively for distinguishing themselves in various ways.
Story by Annabella Sarfo Mireku