Accra: 230 suspected criminals and sex workers arrested at Soldier Bar

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National Police Operations of the Ghana Police Service have arrested some 230 people suspected to be criminals and sex workers at Soldier bar at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra and its surroundings.

The suspects according to the police were made up of Ghanaians and other nationals from Togo, Benin, and Nigeria.

According to the police, they found 33 motorbikes, 38 rubbers of dried leaves suspected to be India hemp, cash amounting to GH₵6,750.00, a Beninese passport, health insurance card, an ATM card, and 153 assorted mobile phones after the raid.

The Director of Operations, ACP Arhin Kwesi Annor speaking to journalists mentioned that the swoop was carried out on Thursday and Friday, April 15 and 16, 2021 at around 11 pm to 2 am.

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“So for the past two weeks we have been monitoring their activities, and then yesternight we decided to swoop on them. Fortunately, when we went there, we were able to arrest some people or some suspected criminals. The total number of suspects that were arrested is 230”, he said.

“We believe that some of these motorbikes are used to commit a lot of crimes. You can talk about snatching of mobile phone, snatching of bags among others”, he added.

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ACP Arhin Kwesi Annor indicated that the operation will be replicated across the city to curb the growing rate of crime.

He added that the suspects would be screened and those found culpable will be arraigned to court.

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