Residents of Wassa Ateiku in the Wassa East district of the Western region are calling on the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and President Akufo-Addo to call the Wassa East District Police Commander to order and stay away from chieftaincy matters in the community.
Wassa Ateiku the second largest town in the Wassa East district of the western region has been unstable due to the volatile chieftaincy issues between two gates.
According to the residents, ASP Anthony Duodu, the district Police Commander is taking a side in the matter which according to them can lead to further dispute and blood-shedding.
They also claim that one Paul Homiah, a businessman who is not known by the residents of Wassa Ateiku has imposed himself as the chief of Wassa Ateiku and is intimidating them with court and police to the extent that residents cannot even organise funeral rites without his consent.
Opanin Charles Quashie who is the senior resident of Wassa Ateiku has therefore appealed to the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Inspector General of Police, Dr Akufo Dampare to call the Wassa East district police commander to distance himself from the chieftaincy matters in Wassa Ateiku.
Mr. Isaac Agyemang who is the secretary of Wassa Ateiku “Youth For Development Association” also added that the Wassa East district police commander should rather focus on his sole mandate of ensuring peace, security and order in the Wassa East district and not hide behind one party of the chieftaincy divide to intimidate the other party.
He further added that the actions of the Police Commander will fuel the instability in the Wassa Ateiku community which will also affect the development of the town.