Murder cases: No fears, Ashanti region is safe – Minister assures

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The Ashanti Regional Minister Hon Simon Osei Mensah has assured that there is no cause for alarm over murder cases that have occurred in recent times in the region.

According to the Regional Minister Hon Simon Osei Mensah, the Ashanti Regional Security Council (REGSEC) is working tirelessly to deal with armed robbers and criminals in the region.

Since January 2019, seven women have been murdered, including a community nurse who was gang-raped and murdered last week at Ayuom in the Ashanti Region.

The Ashanti Regional Minister Hon Simon Osei Mensah speaking to the media in Kumasi said adequate security measures have been put in place by the security agencies to protect law-abiding citizens in the region.

The Minister explained that though the Region has recorded several cases, armed robbery, murder, and other crimes have reduced drastically with the help of the security.

“When you start doing swoop and parading criminals, people get frightening that is why nowadays the police do not parade arrested people after swoop. The region is safe because we are putting in much effort to deal with criminals and armed robbers. The most important thing is to reduce it drastically even if we cannot eliminating it” the Minister said.

“The crime rate in the region has reduced down as compared to the previous. The security agencies are ready to protect lives and properties in the region. There is no cause for alarm” He added.

The Region Minister Hon Simon Osei Mensah revealed that police in the region have commenced serious investigations into murder cases that have occurred in the region especially the nurse who was allegedly murdered at Sewua.

The Minister, however, appealed to the general public to be security-conscious and also assist the police to fight criminals and armed robbers.

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