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The minister in charge of the Ashanti Region of Ghana, Simon Osei-Mensah has told residents and citizens he is not responsible for the killings and unresolved murder cases recorded in his region in the last one year.
According to the minister, it is unfair for anyone to hold him responsible for the safety of residents in their homes.
Mr. Osei-Mensah’s comment comes on the back of growing insecurity and killings in the region, with the recent being the murder of a nurse.
“It is not our duty to ensure security in the individual homes of the people.”
The minister who is also the chairman of the regional security council said the courts are handling all cases (recent and past) of murder.
Speaking in an interview on Accra based Citi FM, the minister also noted that the regional security council is working hard to resolve some of the murder cases in the region, except the cases which happened in the homes of individuals.
“These are things which are not easy to control. We cannot check everybody’s house. What we have to do is the general security situation. It is not the responsibility of the Council to fix the security problems of families in their homes,” the minister fumed.
Mr. Osei-Mensah lost his temper in the radio interview while being quizzed and said “when did it become the duty of the Regional Security Council to ensure individual security?”
“I cannot go and ensure security in individual homes, that is the job of the police” he added.
The Ashanti Region has seen deaths of about seven women in the past one year and none of them have been resolved.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Ruth Ama Eshun, the nurse who was killed in a suspected rape-murder case at Ayuom in the Bosomtwe District (Ashanti Region), was to be a car owner before her untimely demise.
This was disclosed by her husband, Kwadwo Arhin, who spoke on radio for the first time since the wife's death.
According to Arhin, he bought a car to Ruth Eshun but she never got the chance to use the vehicle or even see it.
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