The Central regional Police commander, DCOP Paul Manly Awuni says the introduction of night snap checks on the main Cape Coast Accra highway has reduced highway robberies in the region.
At its 2018 West African Security Services Annual Socialization Activity, WASSA, on Friday, the regional Police Commander recounted some efforts made by the police in safeguarding the lives and property of the citizenry.
He said in the first two months of 2018, the region faced serious challenges with violent crime including robberies on the highway and the Kasoa enclave. With a motivated and determined team of officers and men of the central regional police, and the introduction of snap checks on the Cape Coast –Accra highway, established motorbike patrols in Kasoa and intensified patrols in towns and villages, a downward and diminishing trend of major crime within the region was realised. DCOP Awuni also indicated the police carried the fight to the criminals in their hide through intelligent led troops.
“Due to the intensive patrols on our highways by highway patrols and hard work of our snap check personnel, not a single incident of highway robbery occurred on our highways due to the introduction of the night snap checks.”
The Central Regional Minister, Mr. Kwamena Duncan, who graced the occasion was full of praise for the police’s commitment to ensuring stability even in the wake of numerous challenges. He assured the Police command of government’s support.
JOSEPH KOBINA AMUAH/ATL FM NEWS