Chinese community in Ghana reward Dansoman police for excellence in crime combat

Tang Hong and ACP Owusu-Bempah
Tang Hong and ACP Owusu-Bempah

The Chinese community in Ghana presented a cash reward to the Dansoman Divisional Command of the Ghana Police Service for demonstrating excellence in crime combat and investigations Wednesday.

Tang Hong, the president of the Association of Chinese Societies in Ghana, presented a total of Ghc 50,000 to the police for their role in arresting the suspects in the murder of a Chinese national earlier this month.

“We are so impressed by the speed with which the police apprehended the suspects in the murder case, and so we would like express appreciation to the police,” said Tang.

He added that the reward was meant to encourage them to continue doing their work professionally, to protect life and property.

Tang said such a rapid response by the police to crime, no matter who is affected, engenders confidence in the country, and boosts investor confidence.

“This will make a lot more Chinese investors have confidence in Ghana and come here to invest to make the economy strong for all,” added Tang.

He urged the police to continue to do their work with impartiality to make the country safe for all.

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Joseph Owusu-Bempah, the Divisional Commander for Dansoman, said he was pleasantly surprised by the gesture of the Chinese community.

“It is unusual for someone to come and show appreciation to the police in such a manner. Most of the times, we are in the news when something goes wrong in our work, but when we do our work diligently, nobody hears about it. We are therefore grateful to the Chinese community for this gesture,” he stated.

ACP Owusu-Bempah added that the award would motivate the police to do their work even harder to make Dansoman and its environs safe for the residents and businesses in the community.

Group Picture
Group Picture
“We will protect all citizens and residents in our community and ensure that the level of crime is reduced to the barest minimum,” added the police commander.

He expressed confidence that the case against the suspects would be able to secure a conviction when the hearing is completed in court.

The police arrested Jacob Kwesi Acquah, a 37-year-old driver, early June for allegedly killing a Chinese national, Xiong Yin, in cold blood at Dansoman, a suburb of Accra.

Acquah, a former employee of the deceased, was said to have gone to her house to demand the phone number of a house help.

When Xiong proceeded to her bedroom to get the phone number, Acquah, allegedly followed her, pushed her onto the bed and strangled her with a pillow, said the police.

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