Fulani herdsmen offer ¢3m for sex

Posted: January 8, 2012 in Crime, Security
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Mr. Ibrahim Issaka, DCE Kwahu North has sworn heaven and earth to maintain peace in his jurisdiction.

Residents of Deem and Kpakpoji Electoral Areas in the Kwahu North District of the Afram Plains are appealing to the government to come to their aid and help curb the atrocities perpetrated by the Fulani herdsmen.According to them, the Fulani herdsmen have been terrorizing women in the farming communities in the Afram Plains, to the extent of raping some of them at gun point, if they refuse an offer of ¢3m (GH ¢300).

“We have a problem here. The Fulani herdsmen are terrorizing us. They hide in the bush and when they meet a woman, they offer her GH¢300 for sex. If the woman refuses the offer, she is raped at gun point,” noted the Assemblywoman for Talorkope in the Deem Electoral Area, Rebecca Agbanyor.

She told The Chronicle on Saturday in an exclusive interview, when the Parliamentary Press Corps visited the Kwahu North district, that because of the barbaric acts of the Fulani herdsmen in some communities in the Afram Plains, women farmers are refusing to go to farm for fear of their lives.

“They (Fulani herdsmen) will tell you that because they don’t have wives, they are tempted to have sex with any woman they come into contact with. Now, the women farmers are refusing to go to the farm because of the constant threat from these Fulani herdsmen and the situation is not getting any better,” Madam Agbanyor narrated.

When asked whether the police in the area is aware of the atrocities of the Fulani herdsmen, she answered in the affirmative, but alleged that because they have been compromised, the police have failed to protect the indigenes of the area.

“When such incident occur, we report the matter to the police, but because of bribery from the Fulani herdsmen, the police fail to make follow ups and we lose the case.”

Another problem posed by the Fulani herdsmen, she narrated, was the constant destruction of their farm products. “The herdsmen always send their cattle to graze on our farmlands, and this is affecting production and income of the farmers.

The government must act swiftly in coming to our aid, because we are suffering,” she said.

The Kwahu North District Chief Executive and Coordinating Director, Mr. Ibrahim Issaka and Kingsley Adjei Boahen, in a joint statement condemned the acts of the Fulani herdsmen in the district.

They told The Chronicle on Saturday in an exclusive interview that the activities of Fulani herdsmen in the district pose a major challenge to the Assembly, and that they would cooperate with the security agencies in the district to address the problem.

“Our only concern is the threat of the Fulani herdsmen to migrate to this area after their expulsion from Agogo. I am told that they have been given a new site closer to our border with Agogo, and the area is separated by a River.

There is the need to put in place security measures to control the movement of the herdsmen into our district. I have directed the assembly members in the areas concerned to be alert and report such movements to the police,” noted the DCE, Mr. Ibrahim Issaka.

The Assembly, he noted, is on course to establish a police station in the area, to help combat crime. He also appealed to the District Police Commander to establish police posts at Kwasi Fante and Dome to maintain “adequate security in that area to check unscrupulous people who will terrorize traders and passengers on that stretch of road.”

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