Ada East: Robbers kill family; return to same area days later to rape, rob 4 homes as police panic

Both residents and Police personnel are living in fear for their lives at Kasseh and its environs in the Ada East District where daring and well-armed armed robbers are giving them sleepless nights, has learnt.

The residents are calling on the Inspector General of Police, National Security Coordinator, Greater Accra Regional Security coordinator, Hon Member of Parliament for Ada, the Tema Divisional Commander of Police, to come to their aid.

Eyewitnesses say the same group of robbers who three weeks ago murdered a whole family and wounded others managed to escape without any action from the Police. Residents say police have said they also fear for their lives because the robbers hold better weapons.

The robbers returned on an operation to the same community where they robbed house to house (4 homes in all) took away huge sums of money, raped women and shot some of their victims.

Seth Listowell and Nartey Dornu who authored a statement to draw attention to their plight pleaded with President Akufo-Addo to take action for them. is highlighting their plight as part of our Community Watch coverage.

“We know for a fact that, the District police commander and his men are much aware of the menace and because the District police officers have refused to recognize our defence vulnerability after the numerous attacks and shooting of families by those armed robbers, we are calling on you as a matter of urgency to come to our aid”, Listowell and Nartey wrote.

“We cannot sleep at night, we are in total fear. The peace and security we were enjoying have been disturbed by these deviants in our society.” They added.

Traditional rulers, DCEs and others have not been helpful to their people in the Ada East District, learnt.

“The silence of our leaders on this menace is questionable. We are calling on the Paramount chief of Ada, the Hon DCE, the Clergy and all who matters to intervene and to clamp down this menace.” They added.