Cops Abandon Station Commissioning To Chase Car Snatchers

One of the suspects in the grips of the police officer

Police officers who had turned up to witness the commissioning of the Gomoa Okyereko Police Station in the Central Region last Tuesday abandoned the programme to respond to a distress call about the snatching of a car.

Their action led to the arrest of four suspects who had robbed a KIA Picanto car from its owner. Confirming the story DSP Irene Oppong, the Central Regional Police PRO said following a distress call received during the commissioning of the Police Station, the Police Officers abandoned the programme to respond to the emergency situation call which led to the arrest of the four suspects.

The armed suspects after robbing the car from its owner were heading for Gomoa Dominasi.

“We had intelligence while we were commissioning the Gomoa Okyereko Police Station that a group of armed men had snatched a taxi cab from a taxi driver. Quickly some of the Police Officers pursued them and arrested them,” DSP Irene Oppong narrated.

The suspects, 26-year-old Richard Appiah, Augustin Kwadwo Baah, 30, Awettey Prosper, 26 and Alfred Appiah, 23, became the first suspects to be locked up at the newly commissioned police station as investigations continue

The Acting Inspector General of Police, James Oppong Boanuah who commissioned the police station urged the Police personnel who would be posted to the new station to work with diligence.

“So long as the Police Officers do their legitimate duties I am prepared to sacrifice everything to support and defend them,” the Acting IGP said.

He explained that it is the duty of the Police to protect the people of Ghana adding that the Police administration will work towards achieving that.

“I expect that the people of Gomoa Okyereko will support the Police and also refrain from acts that will prevent the Police from doing their job.”