ASP Godwin Ahianyo – Public Affairs, Ashanti region

The Ashanti Regional Police Command has rounded up some 396 suspected criminals in swoops at various criminal dens in its continuous resolve to curb violent crimes within the region.

The swoops were conducted simultaneously within all the 15 police divisions in the region between Wednesday, 14 September and Monday, 20 September 2021.

The suspected persons are between 17 and 55 years.

The police, in a statement, noted that the suspects were screened and profiled and those found culpable arraigned.

“Some of them were remanded into custody to reappear at a later date, while others were granted court bail to report,” the statement said.

Subsequent to this, the various divisions also conducted motorbike swoops from Saturday, 25 September to Tuesday, 28 September 2021, and intercepted and impounded 792 motorbikes.

Some persons were arrested and have all been asked to produce the documents covering the motorbikes for inspection and verification.

According to the police, those found to be fake will have the owners prosecuted.

The police administration has assured the general public of its continuous fight in bringing crime to its barest minimum and assuaging the fear of the citizenry.

“All citizens are, therefore, urged and encouraged to assist the police by giving credible, reliable, accurate and timeous information that will lead to the arrest of suspected criminals to assist in our endeavour”.

“Contemporary policing is a shared responsibility between the police and the public, therefore, we further appeal to the general public to collaborate with the Police in the fight against this menace which is a matter of concern to all and sundry,” said the statement.

Anybody with information can reach the Police on telephone numbers, 0299207770, 0299202240 or 191 or MTN and Vodafone toll-free number 18555.