KUMASI CHILDREN’S Park has become the safe haven for fearful-looking men who terrorize residents of the boisterous city, The New Publisher has gathered.
The facility had been neglected by the city authorities for about two decades now and the fearful-looking men , suspected to be robbers have taken advantage of that to take over the park as their place of abode and operation.
Scores of residents that spoke to the paper disclosed that that some suspected robbers have taken over the facility, which is fast deteriorating after many years of neglect.
According to them, the fearful-looking men, who are virtually having a field’s day, have started to terrorise residents of Amakom, Stadium, Asafo and the nearby communities.
They said the snatching of hand bags and mobile phones was now the order of the day in the aforementioned communities and the robbers are behind it.
“They will just snatch your hand bag or mobile phone and rushed to the abandoned Children’s Park to take refuge”, Kwabena Adom, a robbery victim lamented.
He said since the Kumasi Children’s Park had been abandoned for many years “the place looked weedy and dangerous so you cannot chase the robbers there”.
The paper also gathered that a lot of innocent people have either been butchered or stabbed by the hoodlums, who also robbed them, whilst passing through the park.
“We have countless reported cases of people that were physically assaulted by the robbers whilst passing through the abandoned park”, Akosua Achiaa, bemoaned.
Residents of the area appealed passionately to the security agencies to intensify security at the park. They also urged the city authorities to quickly rehabilitate the park.