Four men have been arrested for allegedly attacking a Police patrol team in the Western Region. The suspects are Agyabu Haruna Dissawu, Maxwell Cudjoe, Kojo Siah (also known as “Mozey”), and Emmanuel Mensah (also known as “Kofi Asamoah”).
According to a statement from the Police Service’s Director of Public Affairs, Assistant Commissioner of Police Grace Ansah-Akrofi, the Axim Divisional Police patrol team reported being attacked on March 9, 2023, by a gang that allegedly stole some of the police officers’ mobile phones and the magazine of a service rifle. According to the report, an intelligence operation was immediately started to apprehend the culprits.
According to the statement, three pump-action shotguns were found following a search of the home of the main suspect, Kwame Ato Asare Ani, who is presently on the run. It claimed that the suspect’s unregistered Honda CV vehicle included a pump-action shotgun, two machetes, and eight BB reloaded cartridges. Two live, reloaded BB cartridges and one unregistered motorcycle were also found.
The statement said on April 1, 2023, while the investigations were ongoing to get the remaining suspects arrested, the attention of the Police was drawn to a video footage in, which the said Police personnel, members of the Axim Patrol team, were shown with the gang alleging extortion by the Police officers.
It stated that the Police Professional Standards Bureau (PPSB) had been tasked with looking into the extortion claim made against the policemen. According to the statement, all individuals who had been detained in connection with the alleged assault on the patrol team had been brought before a judge and remanded into custody. It stated that initiatives were being made to apprehend the other individuals.