The Volta Regional Police command has allayed the fears of Chiefs of the Asogli State in Ho and residents that the security situation in the Volta Regional capital is under maximum control.
According to the Regional Commander, DCOP Peterkin Yentumi Gyinae “we are in total control and that Chiefs and people of Ho should be rest assured.” He noted that a few incidents should not be exaggerated to mean the worst was happening in Ho.
DCOP Gyinae gave the assurance in a brief rejoinder to allay the fears of Ho residents. The rejoinder was in reaction to a publication by the Ghana News Agency headlined “Asogli Warriors to Take over Security in Ho, in which some Chiefs the Asogli State reportedly registered their displeasure about the security situation during a press briefing in Ho and urged the Police to sit up else, their duties will be taken over by the Asogli warriors.
Most media houses however have confirmed they neither heard of nor were present at the said press briefing.
But reacting to the observations of the Chiefs and content of the publication, the Regional Police Command was grateful to the Chiefs for their observations saying “The Police will not begrudge the Chiefs for making an observation about issues pertaining in Ho.”According to him there haven’t been as many cases as being referred to in the said report. On the contrary, “the Police were swift and averted actual occurrence of the crimes,” he explained.
They therefore urged the Chiefs to draw the attention of the Police in subsequent cases in other to get adequate information about the security situation in Ho and on that basis support the Police in fighting crime.
The regional Police chief found it intriguing that “the reporter chose to put out such a story without deeming it necessary to hear anything from the Police.”
He also used the opportunity to call on the Chiefs, reporters and all resident to frequently contact the Police before condemning the Police.
He noted that, there haven’t been as many cases as being referred to in the said report. On the contrary, “the Police were swift and averted actual occurrence of the crimes,” he explained.
DCOP Yentumi-Gyinae urged the Chiefs and residents to set up neighbourhood watch committees to collaborate with the Police, by volunteering information about the activities of criminal elements in their communities for them to be apprehended.