A Police detective of the Ashanti Regional Headquarters Nana Ayimedu Brempong III has taking the issue of kidnapping to a different level urging traditional leaders to wake up and speak against it.
“Chiefs of the country must wake up and speak against Kidnapping” are creating insecurity as they carry out kidnapping activities.
Last year, three girls from the Western Regional capital Takoradi were kidnapped and till date, the Ghana Police Service have not been able to savage them.
In the Ashanti Region, numerous of such occurrences were recorded with most of the victims rescued by the police command.
Early this month, two Canadian girls were kidnapped in Kumasi but the police went in quickly to rescue them.
Throughout this difficult times and experiences in the country, most chiefs have stayed out from the media leaving the matter to politicians to play their usual blame game making the situation a bit dicey for citizens to appreciate exactly what is happening.
However, according to the detective Nana Ayimedu, Kings and Queens in the country would be able to help put a stop to the menace looking at the power enshrined in them and how powerful they are.
Speaking in an interview with the Daily Dispatch Newspaper in a Presbyterian Ministers Conference at Ejisu Abankrom, Nana Ayimedu Brempong III who doubles as Adjena Akwamu Kontihene also an anti-crime advocate cautioned that: “everyone in the country must be vigilant. Chiefs of the country must wake up and speak against Kidnapping”.
The detective further explained that, speeches made by traditional leaders carry lots of weight “especially in our country we are the custodians of the lands and everything. The body and soul of the whole of the country lies on we the Kings”.
“Even men of God consult us at the time they need places to worship God hence chiefs have a lot of roles to play. They shouldn’t be much interested in the sales of lands to numerous people anymore rather they must embark on developmental projects to help their people for them to have faith in them”.
Nana Ayimedu urged traditional leaders who have no or little idea on kidnapping to invite expert at traditional gathering to educate people on the subject and other related issues of development.
By: Joe Marfo