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08.04.2007 General News

Police Asked Churches To Beware Of Criminals During Easter


Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Asare Darko, Eastern Regional Police Commander, yesterday asked Churches to beware of criminals who have planned to intensify their activities during the Easter celebrations.
According to the Regional Police Commander, information available to the Police indicated that some criminals were planning to concentrate their operations mainly at Easter convention camps. DCOP Asare Darko, therefore, advised all Churches to make adequate arrangements with their Banks so that immediately after their fundraising, proceeds could be sent to the banks.

He said this when he met with journalists at Koforidua to inform them of the security measures being put in place to ensure peaceful Easter festivities in the Region. DCOP Darko said all police personnel in the region had been asked to patrol the districts and all entry points to the region.

He mentioned the Afienya-Ayikuma crossway, Doblo and Nkawkaw environs and the Kwahu-Ridge through to Donkorkrom as some of areas where the Police would intensify its patrol to ensure safe journey during the occasion.

He warned criminals who had decided to take advantage of the celebrations to strike to reconsider their intention because the police was all out to face them. DCOP Darko called on the public to co-operate and provide relevant information to the police for the arrest of the criminals.

He assured the people of their safety during the celebrations and said the police would be on a 24-hour guard throughout the Easter holidays.