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Jan 23, 2019 | Headlines

Alavanyo Residents Not Happy About The Transfer Of Volta Regional Police Commander

By Modern Ghana
Alavanyo Residents Not Happy About The Transfer Of Volta Regional Police Commander

Some residents of Alavanyo have stated that they do not want the transfer of the Volta Regional Police Commander, DCOP Francis Ebenezer Doku, to overshadow their desire for justice following recent deaths in the area.

Speaking to Citi News, Mathias Apoenchi, a youth leader from Alavanyo said he hoped the transfer of the Regional Commander was not part of a cover-up.

“We are not really enthused about the transfer. Our prayer and hope are that this is not an attempt to sweep the matter under the carpet.”

He added that he expected the police to allow due process to work in the matter.

“We know that the Regional Minister has set up a committee to investigate, so we are only waiting patiently for the outcome of that committee that we believe will help us find justice for the three people that were killed.”

DCOP Francis Doku has been transferred to the national police headquarters to take up a new role as the Director for Special Duties.

He was transferred alongside a Staff Officer, DSP Maister Klay, who to take charge of the Gambaga District Police Command.

Although no official reasons were assigned for the transfer, Citi News sources indicate that the transfer was about the tensions in Alavanyo that led to the killing of the three residents by police.

Residents claim marijuana farms may have been at the centre of the tensions between some residents and police.

The Association of Alavanyo Youth also alleged that the marijuana farms were owned by a police officer in Ashaiman .

The Volta Regional Minister, Dr Archibald Letsa, also said that the tension in Alavanyo between security personnel and community was because of an operation against persons dealing in arms and drugs.

Source: | Ghana

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