29 suspected criminals have been arrested in Accra, Ghana in two operations meant to flush out criminals in the Capital city. The twenty-nine suspects were between the ages of 20 to 35. Police said that the suspects will help police in investigations. The arrests were confirmed by the head of Public Relations of the Accra Regional Police Office, Effia Tenge. According to Tenge, the arrests were made in Katobabi Market, Adjei Kojo, Klagon and Texpo Market.
The suspects are said to be Ghanaians and Nigerians. In the arrest laptops, internet routers and mobile phones were revered which are believed to have been stolen.
According to the police report:
“The Baastona Divisional Police arrested twenty-nine (29) suspected criminals including seven (7) females arrested in dawn divisional swoops in Baatsona: two Nigerians napped with five neatly packed trunks in preparation to commit a crime (advanced fee fraud) and the rest in possession of narcotics drugs. The teams raided suspected hideouts of criminals at Kotobabi Market, Texpo Market and Klagon near Ashaiman Adjei Kojo. During the exercise, twenty-nine (29) suspects including seven females made up of Ghanaians and Nigerians were arrested with seven (7) partly smoked pieces and one (1) wrap of dried leaves suspected to be Cannabis Sativa. The teams also retrieved ten (10) Laptop Computers, ten(10) assorted Mobile Phones and three (3) internet routers all suspected to be stolen goods.”
Series of crimes
Reports of crime have been on the rise in Accra. The operations are said to have started after the kidnapping of a businesswoman in Ghana. The killing of Sogakope South Assembly Member is another criminal related activity that has hit Ghana that has left members of the public blaming police officers. Police officers in Ghana are said to be conducting patrols in an effort to restore Accra’s fading glory.