Police urges youth to assist the police

Sunyani (B/A) Jan. 30,  GNA – Mr. Fred Hammond, Assistant Superintendent of Police at the Brong-Ahafo Regional Police Headquarters at the weekend advised the youth to avoid engaging in acts that could jeopardize their future.

He also urged them not to hesitate to offer information about suspicious criminals in their communities to the police.

ASP Hammond was speaking on the topic “You and the police”, at the John Bosco annual feast celebration of the Catholic Youth Organisation (CYO) under the theme, “Repairing the broken altar”, in Sunyani.

“Your whistle blowing on suspected criminals will collaborate with evidence in police investigations”, he said.

ASP Hammond urged the youth to be bold to report on criminal activities “because police will not disclose their names in their investigations, as well as protect them”.

Members of the CYO of Sunyani Deanery were educated on topics including criminal and civil cases, rights of a citizen, road safety and the public perception about police activities.

Mr. George Yaw Boadu of the regional Motor, Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) warned members of the general public who ride motor bikes without licenses and crash helmets to desist from the practice as they could be fined, imprisoned or both if arrested.

” The law is no respecter of any individual, including the police, politicians and chiefs,” he said, and urged the youth to report such recalcitrant motorists to the police.

Mr. Boadu advised people who give bribes to the police for fear of being prosecuted to desist from the practice, explaining both the giver and the receiver of bribes were at fault and could be imprisoned when caught.

He urged drivers to observe and comply with road signs and to make routine maintenance on their vehicles, saying statistics had shown that majority of accidents caused were as a result of technical errors.

Mr. Boadu entreated passengers not to hesitate in reporting over-speeding drivers to the police since their lives were at stake.

The MTTU officer urged all to collaborate with the police to reduce accidents on the road and criminal activities in the society.

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