The Overlord of Waala Traditional Area During the Dumva Festivities Honored the Former Upper West Regional Commander of Police, DCOP Peter Ndekugri with a citation and a closed parcel.
According to the Secretary to the Overlord, Jimapenhi Naa Kadri Ibrahim who spoke on behalf of the Overlord, he Stated.
“DCOP Peter Ndekugri Anambugri, in 2017 the Upper West Experienced a surge in Unprecedented Criminal Activities and there was an urgent need to take proactive and pragmatic measures to face the menace in order to stop this region form going into turmoil, On 16th November 2017 you were posted to The region to be in charge of Special Operations, for the sake of time I’ll bet that the Chief Of Manwe Traditional area do us that honor and deliver the citation to the Commander”.
The Past Command Retired on the 30th Of September 2022, he has handed over office to his Assistant, ACP Gabriel Waahu who has activity begun his duties as the Commander.
DCOP Ndekugri (retired) thanked the Wa Naa for the honour done him saying that he would continue to recognise the region in “whatever” endeavours.
He was Appointed as Commander in August 2021 after His predecessor was Lawyer Aboagye Nyarko was Transferred to Accra as head of MTTD.
Some Bye Laws that were set by the Former Commander included,
1. No group or camp should operate after 10pm
2. Long vehicles should seize from parking by major roads
3. Two young men should not ride at night on a motorcycle.
“No two young men should be on a motorbike after 6:30 pm” – Police commander warns
The Former Upper West Regional Police Commander vowed to get rid of the criminals within the region to ensure that indigenes live in peace.
According to DCOP Peter Ndekugri, he was prepared for whatever it will take for him to achieve law and order within his new area of control even if he has to make enemies.
“No two young men should be on a motorbike after 6: 30 pm, I repeat, no two young men should be on a motorbike after 6: 30 pm,” he said as quoted by Starrfm.com.gh.
As part of the plans to curb crime in the region, the police boss has warned that all young men sitting on the same motorbike after 6: 30 pm will be arrested.
DCOP Peter Ndekugri said the new directive was meant to clamp down on the upsurge in robbery and other criminal cases in the country, especially in the Upper West region.
“Whether you like it or not. Security is very expensive, in Bawku for instance, for two years, men were not riding on motorbikes and yet we were able to maintain the peace.”
The commander was addressing a press conference in the Upper West Region after his appointment when he announced the intended war against criminals.
“So please we should not take peace as a joke, it is one of the most essential commodities as far as this world is concerned…and I am ready to do that.”