Cape Coast, Sept. 9, GNA – A combined team of
armed police personnel from the Central Regional Police Headquarters and Cape
Coast Metropolitan Assembly Task-force on Friday demolished some hideouts of
criminals at Anaafo, a suburb of Cape Coast.
In an interview with the Ghana News Agency,
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Ken Kuntogli, the Metropolitan Crime
Officer, who led the security, said the exercise was a signal to all criminals
that the Police would not countenance any illegal activities.
There was no arrests made, however, many took
to their heels upon seeing the police team arrive at the scene.
ASP Kuntogli said the structures served as a
den for criminals in the Metropolis and played host to others who had migrated
from Swedru, Mankessim, Ashiaman, and Sekondi-Takoradi among other areas.
He said the move showed the determination of
the Police to flush out all criminals from the Metropolis and assured visitors
and tourists of their security.
He assured the public that they were
determined to flush-out criminals who went about terrorising people and robbing
them of their belongings.
ASP Kuntogli said petty robbery to armed
robbery was destabilizing the peace of the Metropolis and the Police would
ensure that sanity prevailed for to all residents to go about their duties
without fear adding that no criminal hideouts would be spared.
Some concerned residents also joined the
Security Task Force to demolish the structures, which they stated had dented
the image of law-abiding inhabitants residing in the area.
“We are tired and sick of this area being
tagged as the hideout for all criminal activities in the Metropolis. We know
there are lots of such ghettos here where people engage in all sorts of immoral
activities and drug peddling among other crimes but not all of us are bad and
“As patriotic residents and elders of
this community, we commend the police for the exercise and pray that they pay
attention to our community,” said Mr Kofi Essilfie, an elder in the Community
as he joined the Police in the demolition exercise.