From Samuel Duodu, Sunyani
NO violent crime was recorded in the Sunyani Municipality, the capital of the Brong Ahafo Region, during the Christmas and the new year periods.
The municipality, however, recorded a total of 38 assault cases, 12 offensive conduct cases and 13 stealing cases during the period.
Some of the cases are in court, while others are still under investigations. Majority of the assault cases recorded for the period were mostly among households and family members and were also as a result of drunkenness or under the influence of alcohol.
Police Superintendent (Supt), Maxwell Osei, the Sunyani Municipal Police Commander, who disclosed this in an interview with The Mirror in Sunyani, said some of the offenders in the assault cases who acted under the influence of alcohol or were drunk during the act after sobriety and regaining their composure regretted their actions and had resolved their differences with their victims.
He attributed the calmness during the festive period in the municipality to the deployment of a number of police patrol teams and others on foot in the municipality who helped to maintain law and order.
Supt. Osei also commended residents in the municipality who co-operated with the police to ensure a peaceful Yuletide and New Year and urged them to continue to assist with policing of the municipality by reporting suspicious characters in their vicinities to the police and also provide useful information for the arrest of criminals in their hide-outs.