The Asante Akyem North District Police Commander, ASP Samuel Azugu, has been transferred, myxyzonline.com has gathered.
The reasons for his transfer is linked to his inability to deal with the Fulani menace in the district. DSP Joe Appiah is the new District Police Commander at Agogo.
ASP Azugu’s transfer follows the sporadic shooting on a joint taskforce that was combating the Fulani menace. The victims, three police personnel and the military officer were allegedly ambushed by some Fulani herdsmen at Agogo on Monday.
The transfer of ASP Azugu is the second in less than two years.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Asante Akyem North, Andy Appiah Kubi who confirmed the development described ASP Azugu as ‘incompetent’ and was unfit to lead the charge to clamp down on the activities of nomadic herdsmen in the area.
“I can confirm that we have a new commander in the district. A new commander has been introduced to us,” Mr Appiah Kubi told journalists after a short District Security Council (DISEC) meeting on Tuesday.
The MP alleged that he was once bribed by leadership of the Fulani community to block the activities of the taskforce in the area.
“I personally did not have confidence in him and I can assure you that not many people in this community have confidence in him. Having spoken to a lot of people in this community, we are sure that we have not received the best of service from him and therefore we are not confident that he will be able to handle security in this area,” he added.
XYZ News’ Jonathan Ofori reports that the community leaders in the Asante Akim North district had also stated they had lost confidence in the police commander.
Mr. Appiah Kubi said calm has been restored to the area but observed that DISEC had cautioned the residents of Afram plains to abate farming activities until the tension in the area is brought down.
He reiterated government’s commitment to clamping down on the Fulani herdsmen menace.
Source: myxyzonline.com || Jonathan ofori and Henryson okrah