Five police officers of the Ketu South Municipality under the Denu Command were allegedly seen between the hours of 2:30 am to 5 am on Thursday the 10th day of August 2023, at Salakorpe – Amutinu behind the Amutinu School at the beach, supervising the loading of substances suspected to be cannabis into a flying boat enroute to the Atlantic Ocean to the Republic of Nigeria.
The five suspected police Officers were made of One Inspector, One Sergent, Two Corporals and One Lance Corporal, namely:
1. Inspector Foster Ahianyevi
2. Sgt. Seth Akpalu
3. Corporal Kerry Gabienu
4. Corporal Victor Atanda
5. Lance Corporal Francis Atatsi
The above mentioned personnel’s from the Deñu Police Command were alleged to supervised the movement of the substances from the sea shore of Salakorpe enroute a flying boat to the republic of Nigeria.
One civilian who actively participated in loading the boat is by the name Francis Kumake. When Fafaa FM interviewed Mr. Kumake, he admitted that they have loaded a flying boat, but could not confirm the contents of the substance, he preferred to say it’s either oil or fuel. When asked how can oil or fuel be wrapped and stuck in sacks, he could not tell. When asked why were police officers supervising the operations, Kumake claimed he saw the policemen from a distance because he was busily discharging water from the boat. He further admitted he was paid for the job done, but he could not identify the man who paid him.
Sergent Seth Akpalu was called to respond to the allegations being levelled against them, but he denied knowledge of the operations. Lance Corporal Atatsi also refuted the questions posed to him by Fafaa FM in this regard.
Corporal Kerry Gabienu, Inspector Foster Ahianyevi and Corporal Victor Atanda were not available to respond to the phone calls, Fafaa FM would however give them an equal opportunity for their right of response anytime.
The owner of the consignment is believed to be one Mr. Rasheed a dealer who is resident in the Ketu South.
However, some sources who claimed anonymity when interviewed claimed that the operations of transportation of substances suspected to be cannabis across the Atlantic Ocean enroute to Nigeria have been ongoing within that particular spot at least twice every week.
They further stated that other flash points where the movement of the substances have been taking place within the Ketu South are the beaches of Aflao, Adafienu, Adina, Tettekorpe, Moladzakorpe, Salakorpe, Agavedzi, Blekusu, and Xorvi.
They claimed that the movement of the substances across the ocean normally began between the hours of 10 pm through to midnight and dawn on special specific days within each week.
They further alleged that the four officers who were clearly identified used a blue saloon car to partake in the operations, but the Lance Corporal joined his colleagues on his motorcycle. The motorcycle was parked in the dark along the path while the operations last.
When the Denu Police Commander DSP Nakujah was contacted by Mr. Emmanuel Ketaman Evortepe, the Executive President of the Duamenefa Foundation and CEO of Fafaa FM to respond to the allegations being levelled against his police officers, he told Mr. Evortepe that he would investigate the matter and would act accordingly.
According to other members of the public who spoke to Fafaa FM on record of anonymity, they claimed that the cannabis industry in the Volta and Oti Regions from sources such as Nkonya, Dzemeni and elsewhere enroute to Nigeria with tacit connivance of senior and junior police officers have been rampant and require serious intervention from the National Security, the Narcotic Control Board and well meaning Patriotic Police Officers because the security of the two regions is under severe threat of drug barons.
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Source: duamenefafoundation.org / news editor in chief