Crime & Punishment

  • Gov’t worried about Alavanyo-Nkonya killings – VR Minister

    The Volta regional minister, Dr. Archibald Letsa, said Monday that the region’s Security Council is worried about the recent scourge of killings in the conflict prone Alavanyo-Nkonya townships.

    More disturbing, he added, is the unwillingness of residents of the aforementioned communities to assist security agencies to apprehend the perpetrators.

    The Minister’s disclosure comes at the back of the killing of a 62-year-old woman at the area Saturday May 20, 2017 and a 15-year-old a week earlier.

    “These things are happening in broad daylight and we are worried,” he told Francis Abban on Morning Starr Monday May 22, 2017.

    He added that until the perpetrators are “apprehended and punished” the ghastly killings will linger on.

    “So we are appealing to the community members to provide information because these people perpetrating the crime are known. We believe they are known…But when the security agencies go to the communities they are so tight lipped and don’t want to provide information,” noted Dr. Letsa.

    Killings Beyond land dispute

    According to the minister, the killings has nothing to do with the protracted land dispute.

    “We have gone beyond land issues now,” he said, adding: “It is obvious it is a tit for that situation we are experiencing now.”

    Curfew reviewed

    Meanwhile, the Minister of the Interior, Ambrose Dery, has on the advice of the Volta Regional Security Council and by Executive Instrument, renewed the curfew hours imposed on the Alavanyo and Nkonya townships from 8.00 pm to 5.30 am.

    The curfew takes effect from Sunday, May 21, 2017.



  • E/R: Robbers ambush GCB bullion van, one killed

    Armed robbers on Monday attacked a Ghana Commercial Bank bullion van at Maame Krobo in the Affram Plains South district of the Eastern region, killing the driver of the van, has gathered.

    Also, a police officer escorting the van, according to Starr News’ Eastern regional correspondent Kojo Ansah, was shot and is now receiving treatment at Donkokrom Hospital.

    The heinous incident reportedly occurred on Monday morning at about 10:30am. The Police are yet to make any arrest as the robbers fled into the bush, Affram Plains district commander Superintendent Obeng Dompreh told

    He said the robbers could not succeed with their operation as a result of a gun battle with the police officer on board.

    The deceaced driver and the shot police officer have been identified as David Sarpong and Frederick Adei respectively.

    Source: Ghana/

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