No Streetlight In Ashiaman Problem Leads To Sexual Assault On Women

The Assemblyman for the Obakatwe electoral area, Thomas Adongo has appeal for increased of police patrol team in his area to avoid the frequency robbery attacks especially on women at night.

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He said the community needs just about ten light poles to light the streets.

The police on night patrol should make their emergency numbers available to residents for prompt assistance any time they are in danger he added.

Absent of streetlight at Ashaiman Roman Down area have leave residents in the area to the mercy of robbers who mostly assault the women in the locality at night.

The robbers who take advantage of the poor lighting in the area to rob residents of their phones, money and other belongings.

Women who do not have money on them are reportedly subjected to beating and "vaginal inspections" by the opportunistic robbers. Fear of assault is compelling women in the area to rely on male escorts to make their journeys home at night.

according to reports by Joy News, some residents of the  area who complained bitterly about the occurrence has called for assistance, Since the residents retire to their various homes as early as 6pm to avoid being attacked by the robbers.

Residents say the unavailability of streetlights and the lack of adequate security make leaving their homes at night a huge risk. They are appealing to local authorities to fix functioning street lights in the area to save them from armed robbers’ attacks at night

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