Chiefs urged to be vigilant to flush out criminals

Osiem OsabarimaAdjeiMireku, Chief of Osiem in the AkyemAbuakwa traditional area of the Eastern Region, has called on traditional rulers across the country to be vigilant and help flush out criminals from their various communities.

Addressing a durbar of chiefs and the people of the town to climax this year’s Ohumkan festival at Osiem, OsabarimaMireku noted that the chiefs and people of Osiem had embarked on an exercise to smoke out all illegal foreign residents in the community.

This comes on the heels of recent kidnapping cases recorded the country and suspected to be carried out by some foreigners.

OsabarimaMireku stated that the traditional authorities in collaboration with the Police Service, had mounted a search for foreigners who had used the town as a safe haven.

He said, of late, there had been a surge in a number of foreigners relocating from other parts of the country to the town.

This, he noted, had raised the suspicion of the authorities and had accordingly alerted the police to help clamp down on any intent criminal activities of these people.

OsabarimaMireku disclosed that two foreigners had been summoned to the palace for questioning and had subsequently been handed over to the police for further questioning.

He warned landlords in the town to be highly circumspect in dealing with any suspicious characters and report them to the police.

OsabarimaMireku said any landlord who would provide accommodation to any illegal immigrant would be made to face the full rigours of the laws of Ghana, adding that they must not place monetary gains over the safety and security of the people.

He recounted the protracted chieftaincy litigation in the town, which had crippled development in the town for some time and called on all citizens of the town both home and abroad to amass support to ensure the speedy development of the town.

The Chief also praised the people for their commitment and dedication towards the development of the town and said the water project in the town would soon be extended to the rest of the town to ensure the provision of safe and potable water for all.

OsabarimaMireku implored the youth of the town to eschew all forms of negative vices, especially the use of illicit drugs and concentrate on job trainings and capacity building to enable them be competitive on the job market.

Source: Ghana News Agency