From Samuel Agbewode, Ho
Robbers have reportedly broken into the offices housing the Accounts and the Audit departments of the Ho Municipal Assembly and made away with computers from the two departments, which contained vital financial statements of the assembly.
The assembly has night security men on duty, but as to how the robbers broke into the offices and stole the only two vital equipment at Tuesday dawn, remains a mystery.
Efforts to contact the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Nelson Akorli, were not successful. When this reporter visited the assembly yesterday, his Secretary told him that the MCE was in a meeting. Telephone calls later put through to his cell phone were not answered.
Some of the workers of the Municipal Assembly, however, told this reporter that the crime was detected yesterday when they went to work in the morning. According to them, the suspected robbers took away two desktop computers containing major financial data of the assembly. According to the workers, the robbers entered the two offices after they had cut wires covering the windows.
The workers, who did not want to be named, did not rule out the possibility of the robbers being members of the assembly, who are trying to cover up their tracks, after apparently misappropriating funds at the assembly, and, therefore, afraid of being exposed after the accounts had been audited.
The workers are, therefore, calling for a full-scale investigation into the alleged robbery, and to expose those behind it. They also suggested the use of metal bars instead of wires to secure the windows and protect the properties of the assembly.
The workers expressed surprise that the security men on duty did not notice or identify the robbers when the operation was going on, and called on the authorities to ensure the safety of the workers.
As at the time of filing this report, it was not clear whether the case had been reported to the police or not.