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Ejura Traditional Area destroys notable hideout for notorious criminals

The Ejura Traditional Area in the Ashanti Region, have embarked on destruction of a notable hideout for notorious criminals on the Ejura-Nkoranza highway.

The team of chainsaw operators, and other young men lead by the Ejurahene, Barima Osei Hwedie II, and other security heads in the Ejura-Sekyedumase Municipality were seen cutting down cashew trees and clearing off a tick of bush which has been marked as a shelter where hardened criminals hide to commit heinous crimes.

The Chief of Ejura Traditional Area, Barima Osei Hwedie II, explained that, they decided to clear the area following a recommendations by some security experts on the recent armed robbery cases on the highway.

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“The traditional authority has recieved information from our residents that the area is been used as a hideout for armed robbers, and upon consultations with security experts we agreed to clear the area”.

“This forms one of the many pragmatic measures the traditional authority, security agencies and stakeholders in the Ejura-Sekyedumase Municipality are rolling out to curb the incessant armed robbery attacks in the area”. He said.

Construction of Police post

The Chief of Ejura Traditional Area Barima Osei Hwedie II has also taking over the construction of a police post at Miminaso No2 to help stem peace and security in the community.

The move follows calls by residents of Mimonaso No1, Miminaso No2, Nyameb3kyer3 and Ebuom on the traditional authority to help curb the recent armed robbery attacks which lead to the killing of one police officer in the area.

Barimah Osei Hwedie II after receiving the calls, visited the communities and discovered that a police post innitiated by the Ejura District Police Command had been shelved over financial challenges.

The chief immediately took over the construction taking all cost of the police post and directed the traditional council to complete the structure and furnish it for the police officers with immediate effect.

Suporting security Agencies

The Ejura Traditional Council has also make arrangements to provide fuel for security agencies to facilitate their constant patrols in the communities.

Barimah Osei Hwedie II, directs the Nifahene of Ejura Traditional Area Nana Osei Kwadwo Ansebie II to meet all fuel stations and discuss how the traditional authority can purchased a much cheaper fuel for the security agencies for their smooth operations.

The chief who has vowed to protect his subjects from armed robbery attcks and other crimal activities believes, resourcing state security agencies in the area was one of the ways to achieve his goals.

The Mawere Hene of Ejura Traditional Area Nana Owusu Bekoe has revealed the motive behind this move By Ejura Hene Barimah Osei Hwedie II.

By Nanafori of Naagyei FM Ejura

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