Highway Robberies: Bole-Bamboi MP demands more police personnel

Yussif Sulemana, Bole-Bamboi MP
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Member of Parliament for Bole-Bamboi Constituency Yussif Sulemana has attributed the surge in criminal activities in the Bole-Bamboi area to inadequate police personnel and poor telecommunication network.

According to him, more than 15 lives have so far been lost between 2018 till date with the recent one being a lawyer who was traveling with his family to his hometown.

Reacting to the gruesome killing of lawyer Richard Badombie, the lawmaker described the situation as barbaric.

“The population of Bole-Bamboi is over 115,000 with the communities spread across, yet we have less than 80 police personnel working in the district and so some of these things should be expected.”

“Don’t also forget that we share boundary with neighbouring Ivory Coast and the people move in and out anytime so with less police officers and checkpoints, crime will definitely be on the ascendancy,” he added.

He recounted that between the first quarter of this year alone, five people were reportedly killed in both highway robberies and serial killings, putting the security of the area in question.

“The people no longer feel safe and it’s affecting productivity. I have written letters to the Interior Minister and also the IGP for more police personnel and police posts in the district and I believe the time is now for them to act.”

By Christopher Amoako|TV3|3news.com|Ghana

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