From James Sherifdeen, Dunkwa –On-Offin
The Police at Dunkwa on Offin in the Upper Denkyira East Municipality in the Central region, has arrested 65 vehicles and 13 motor bikes, which do not have the requisite papers to operate.
After screening, 38 of them were arraigned before court and made to pay various fines and asked to go and regularize their papers.
Chief superintendent of police at Dunkwa, Innocent Avevor, told the media that in April this year, he got a message from the Motor Traffic & Transport Division (MTTD) that some drivers and motorists were misbehaving on the roads.
He said, this made his outfit to send out messages through radio announcements, to warn those recalcitrant drivers and motorists to behave.
According to him, when they were not heeding to the advice, he and his men embarked on the operation on June 12 and arrested the drivers, some of whom, did not have any papers to cover their vehicles, while the motor riders were arrested for not using helmets and without registration numbers.
Touching on crime wave, Chief Supt. Avevor, noted that, the crime wave in Denkyira area goes with galamsey and wee smoking and the Police has waged a war on that.
He added that, his outfit has shifted its attention from smokers to peddlers and that just last week four peddlers were arrested and were being prosecuted at the court.
According to him, a lady was also arrested last week with 11 compressed slabs of wee and she is on remand at Obuasi Prisons.
“Stealing in Dunkwa municipality are mostly on Tuesdays that are market days and Sundays when the residents have gone to church”, he stressed, and revealed that, they are collaborating with Obuasi Divisional Police to see to it that it is reduced drastically.