The Obuasi Divisional Police Command has arrested five young men raging from the ages of 18 and 40 years for engaging in in illegal mining.
Michael Mukri 32, Ofori Kpodu 18, Emmanuel Edogu 18, Eric Arhin 40 and Bright.
A team of police led by D.S.P Martin Asenso pounced on the five at a mining site at Boabenso in the Obuasi municipality while engaging in illegal mining popularly known as ‘galamsey’.
According to D.S.P Asenso, the galamseyers will be arranged before the Fomena Magistrate court for prosecution.
He also cautioned nepotistic traditional rulers who may try to interfer in such cases to release offenders to desist from such behaviour.
Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini