Sekondi and Takoradi, the Twin City as many know remain the Capital city of the Western Region. For the past decade, there have been several persons migrating from different parts of the country and abroad to settle in Sekondi Takoradi due to the oil find. The living condition has seen changes over the years and the people have as well changed.
Before the changes, criminal activities were very minimal, it was difficult to hear of deadly armed robbery cases and the likes. Fast forward, things have changed and now criminal activities are all over. Almost every day, the twin city records one form of crime or the other. Petty stealing, armed robbery, kidnapping, baby theft, and many others are some of the crimes being recorded in the twin city rampantly.
The year 2021 has had a huge toll on the Twin City in terms of crime, in April, a man in his fifty’s was shot in broad daylight at the Takoradi Market Circle. He died instantly in the presence of his wife who was accompanying him to buy some building materials. The armed robbers took the handbag of his wife that was containing the money and bolted. The issue became topical in the country making the police arrest one of the armed robbers later but there has not been any news of the rest.
In August this year, a Germany returnee picked a single barrel gun and moved straight to the house of the mother of his girlfriend and killed her in cold blood. After committing the crime, Emmanuel Kwofie stabbed himself and also died later in the hospital. The issue was discussed on almost every media platform in Ghana. The latest to hit the Sekondi Takoradi Metropolis is the fake pregnancy brouhaha, where a lady, Josephine Panyin has been arrested. She is being accused of faking pregnancy and kidnapping. The issue has been leading the headlines for some days now.
These and many other criminal activities including the shooting of mobile money vendors have topped the chart of serious crime cases in Twin City. The police have been swift in arresting some of these criminals but others are still walking free. For now, most residents believe that the city is not safe anymore and the police must increase visibility in communities. Residents are as well, being urged to be vigilant and be on the lookout for criminals hiding in their areas. The Twin City must regain its glory as one of the peaceful cities in Ghana.
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