The chiefs of the Asogli State in Ho, on Monday threatened to send Asogli Warriors to the street to take over the security of the Volta Regional capital.
This follows the current daily incidents and reports of robbery in the Municipality, which increased during the yuletide, and is continuing. Aside the break-ins are muggings on streets and alleys.
Before the Christmas, there were robbery cases at Mawuli Estate, SSNIT Flats, Voradep Village and ‘B’ Quarters.
Two medical doctors and a few others were also robbed last week at Goshen City, Adzroe Street and in communities opposite offices of the Regional Police Command.
The robbers tied some of their victims with robes and allegedly raped the women.
Togbe Howusu the Twelfth, Warlord of the Asogli State, at a press briefing, chastised the Police in Ho for concentrating on check points outside Ho at night, and said indications were that residents had confidence in them.
He said it appeared the interest of the Police was not in the protection of the people, and appealed to the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) to intervene and help address the situation.
“We are appealing to the IGP to intervene, but if the situation persists, we will replace the Police with Asogli Warriors. The Warriors are ready,” Togbe Howusu stated.
Togbe Kasa the Second, Chief of Ho-Ahoe said the traditional authorities were not pleased with policing in Ho, and complained about the absence of police visibility in the town.
“We have been hearing about the exploits of police in Kumasi, and not happy with policing here,” he said.
Commenting on robbery cases during the Christmas festivity, the Ho Municipal Police Commander, Mr Nicholas Ofosu-Hene, told the GNA that only one robbery case was reported during and after the yuletide.
He said in view of the size and population of the Regional capital, there was the need for more police stations, to enhance policing.