Kintampo Youth Plan Demonstrations Against Police Over Robbery Brutalities


kintampo-youthThe youth in Kintampo in the Bono-Ahafo Region are planning to stage a demonstration against the police in the area in the wake of the increasing spate of robbery cases in the municipality.

According to them, the police has so far done very little to combat the robbery cases in the area, adding that, this development is somehow suggestive of police complicity in some of the robbery attacks the area has recorded.

In recent times the Kintampo municipality has been in the news following series of robbery attacks on the major roads linking the three northern regions resulting in massive loss of property and lives.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the youth catalogued numerous robbery cases to back their claim. According to them, a young man in the  town was attacked and shot dead by the alleged armed robbers on his way from farm on the Kintampo – Bamboi road.

Last week the armed robbers in one of their robbery forays on the Kintampo – Tamale road shot and killed an Indian National whose body has since been deposited at the Kintampo municipal hospital morgue.

The group lamented that, this development has created fear and panic amongst residence in the municipality and passengers who ply those roads raising serious security concerns to lives.

They wondered why inspite of the presence of patrol teams in the area particularly on the Kintampo -Tamale road, the area keeps recording an upsurge in robbery cases.

According to the youth, people have information about some people they suspect to be behind some of the robbery cases but they are reluctant to volunteer information for fear of their identity being exposed which would endanger their lives.

They are therefore calling on the Municipal Commander of Police to as a matter of urgency tighten security and deal with the numerous robbery incidents in the area or else the police should be ready to incur their wrath.