Paramount Chief of Sefwi Wiawso Traditional Area, Okatakyie Nana Kwasi Bumangama ll has appealed to the Inspector General of Police, James Oppong Boanuh to build more police posts at Sefwi Benchemaa, Asempaneye and Elluikrom road to curb the rampant armed robbery cases in the Area particularly during “Cocoa” season.
Okatakyie appealed when the Inspector General of Police, James Oppong Boanuh paid an unannounced visit to his palace at Sefwi Wiawso, the Western North Regional capital.
IGP’s historic visit to the newly created region came in wake of the Tuesday, December 3, 2019 incidents where armed robbers shot and killed a police officer named Sgt Emmanuel Chikudoh who was escorting Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) Bullion van to Sefwi Essam.
The Unfortunate incident happened at Sefwi 290, a farming community near Kantankrubo in the Sefwi Juaboso District of the Western North.
Two days after the killing of Sgt Emmanuel Chukodoh, a cocoa purchasing clerk was also attacked and robbed with undisclosed amounts of money.
Addressing the IGP at his palace, the Paramount Chief of Sefwi Wiawso Traditional Area, Okatakyie Bumangama ll beseeched IGP to extend their routine Patrol operations to Sefwi Benchemaa, Asempaneye, Elluokrom road for free movement.
Speaking to the media, IGP said the police service viewed the murder case as a very serious incident and will leave no stone unturned in bringing the perpetrators to book.
He reveals that three suspects have been picked up pending investigations. He therefore urged the financial institutions and the people to work in hand with the police when they are carrying a huge amount of money.