64 Suspected Criminals Arrested In Joint Military, Police Swoop In Sunyani

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A police armoured tank barricades the main road leading to the headquaters of the Ghanaian Electoral Commission before the commission announced the final results of the presidential and parliamentary elections in Accra on December 10, 2008. The country's security forces said they were stepping up security as part of its post-election plan to keep law and order -- mounting check points along main streets in the capital and increase joint police and military patrols, said police spokesman Kwesi Ofori. AFP PHOTO PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

64 suspected criminals have been arrested in a joint military and police operation on Thursday at a slum near Nana Bosomah market, a suburb of Sunyani Municipality.

Addressing the press after the operation, Bono Regional Crime Officer of the Ghana Police Service, Supt Nana Kwaku Duah said: “we don’t want to take things for granted hence our decision to organise the operation to rid the area of miscreants.”

According to him, the operation was a preventive measure to ensure that “what has been happening in other regions do not happen here.”

Supt Kwaku Duah called for support from the general public to enable the police to identify and arrest suspected criminals for prosecution.

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The team comprising about 400 military officers and 200 police officers, swooped down on the Central Region in the Gomoa East District, which has gained notoriety for violent crimes in recent times.

More than 100 suspected criminals were arrested in the joint operation.

source: myjoyonline

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