A/R: Over 300 suspected criminals arrested; motorbikes seized


A special operation led by top police officers in the Ashanti Region has led to the arrest of 369 suspected criminals, an official statement said.

The swoop which targeted criminal dens in the region is part of efforts to ward off criminals terrorizing residents in the region.

The suspects who were arrested between September 14 and 28, were between the ages of 17 and 55, the police statement said on Tuesday.

“The arrested persons were screened and profiled and those found culpable put before the various Courts in the Region. Some of them were remanded into custody to reappear at a later date, whilst others were granted court bail to report.”, the statement issued by police spokesperson for the Ashanti Region, ASP Godwin Ahianyo said.

The various divisions also conducted motorbike swoops from Saturday, September, 25 to Tuesday, September 28, 2021, leading to the interception of 792 motorbikes and impounding of same.

All the arrested persons have been asked to produce the documents covering the motorbikes for inspection and verification, but according to the police, those found to be fake will have the owners prosecuted.

In the meantime, the Command used the opportunity to assure the general public of its continuous fight against crime but encouraged residents 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”

The Ghana Police Service as a matter of urgency has introduced urgent additional security measures in the wake of a spike in robbery incidents in parts of the country.

These incidents among several others have heightened fears among the public, who feel their lives remain in danger as they go about their daily activities.

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 these menaces which is a matter of concern to all and sundry”, the police command added.

It thus asked persons, with information, to reach the police on 0299207770, 0299202240 or 191 or MTN and Vodafone toll-free number 18555.


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