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01.08.2005 Regional News

Chief says it is the responsibility of all to fight crime

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Koforidua, July 31, GNA - Nana Adjei Tuffuor, the Krontihene of the New Juaben Traditional Area, has appealed to the public to provide information to the police to enable them to track down criminals. He said stamping out crime was not the responsibility of the police alone but a collective duty that required the effort of both civilians and the security services.

Nana Adjei Tuffuor said this during the send-off party organized by the Eastern Regional Police Command for the former Regional Commander, his deputy and other high-ranking officers who had been transferred from the region.

Nana Tuffour said the Regional Security Council had permitted the formation of neighbourhood watchdog committees in the area to help control armed robbery that was gaining grounds in the Koforidua municipality.

The Akropong Divisional Commander Chief Superintendent Emmanuel K. Bleduma assured the public that the police was prepared to deal with the criminals and called for co-operation from the public.

The officers on transfer include Assistant Commissioner of Police Vincent Kwaku Dzakpata, Assistant Commissioner of Police Alhaji Hamidu Mahama, Chief Superintendent Elizabeth Allandu, Deputy Superintendent James Amoah and other divisional commanders.