The police service has arrested six people for attacking a police officer at the Wono Akotsosu snap checkpoint in the Kumawu district of the Ashanti Region on 7 April 2023.
An investigation disclosed that the suspects, Edward Boateng, Evans Addo, Yaw Kusi, Michael Owusu, Yaw Boateng and Emmanuel Mensah, together with one other suspect who is currently on the run, were pulled up in a taxi cab at the checkpoint.
The taxi, which was overloaded with seven male adults, caught the attention of one of the three police officers, who were on duty at the checkpoint.
He, therefore, stopped them to do a search.
However, the suspects, in an attempt to prevent the officer from searching the car, pounced on him and violently attacked him.
Other reports, however, indicate that the brawl between the officer and the suspects, was over bush meat, which the officer allegedly attempted taking from the men.
A police reinforcement team that was responding to the incident succeeded in arresting six of the suspects and efforts are underway to get the last suspect arrested.
The attacked police officer who sustained a knee injury, together with one of the suspects, who also sustained some injuries, was sent to the hospital for medical attention.
Meanwhile, the two other police officers, No. 58741 G/Constable Isaac Boiatey and No.61963 G/Constable Evans Owusu, who were on duty with the their colleague who was attacked, have been interdicted for their seeming failure to rescue their colleague, subdue the attackers and get them arrested.
They have, therefore, been referred to the Police Professional Standards Bureau (PPSB) for an investigation into their conduct.