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The Western Regional Police Command has denied allegations that two excavators left in their care have gone missing. In a release issued from t

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The Western Regional Police Command has denied allegations that two excavators left in their care have gone missing.

In a release issued from the Public Relations unit of the Service, it says no such excavators were left in the care of the police and has entreated the public to treat the allegations with the contempt it deserves.

Ellembelle DCE, Kwasi Bonzo, has alleged Friday, August 2 that two brand new excavators left in the care of two police officers in the region have gone missing overnight after the officers left their post.

He has described the entire scheme as an organised crime considering the circumstances surrounding the seizure of the machines and how they got missing.

But the Police have categorically denied knowledge of any such excavators left in their care by the DCE.

Meanwhile, the release notes “the DCE, his personal assistant and one other are being investigated in connection with the alleged missing excavators.”
Read the full release below:

PRESS RELEASE

PUBLIC AFFAIRS UNIT REGIONAL POLICE HEADQUARTERS POST OFFICE BOX 232 SEKONDI
SEPTEMBER 2, 2022

POLICE DID NOT TAKE CUSTODY OF ANY EXCAVATORS AS ALLEGED BY ELLEMBELLE DCE

The Western Regional Police Command has noted with concern a report in the Friday, 2nd September, 2022 edition of the Chronicle newspaper which alleges that some two excavators which were in the custody of the Police at Ellembelle have disappeared.

We wish to categorically state that no excavators were handed over to the police by the District Chief Executive (DCE) of Ellembelle, Mr. Kwasi Bonzo or any other person from the assembly.

We, therefore, urge the public to disregard the publication and treat it with the publication and treat it with the contempt it deserves.

Meanwhile, the DCE, his personal assistant and one other are being investigated in connection with the alleged missing excavators.

We wish to assure the public that anybody implicated in the course of the investigation will be taken through the due process of the law.

OLIVIA EWURABENA TAWIAH ADIKU SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE HEAD, PUBLIC AFFAIRS UNIT/WR

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