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Western Region: Four arrested for alleged attack on Police patrol team

October 14, 2023
Western Region: Four arrested for alleged attack on Police patrol team
Suspects of Attack

The has arrested four suspects for allegedly attacking a Police patrol team in the of Ghana.

The suspects include Kojo Siah, alias “Mozey”, Emmanuel Mensah, alias “Kofi Asamoah”, Maxwell Cudjoe, and Agyabu Haruna Dissawu.

According to a statement signed by Assistant Commissioner of Police Grace Ansah-Akrofi, Director of Public Affairs of the Police Service, the attack occurred on March 9, 2023, when a gang seized the magazine of a Service rifle and some mobile phones belonging to the Police officers.

Following the report, an intelligence operation was immediately launched to apprehend the suspects. During the search at the residence of Kwame Ato Asare Ani, the prime suspect who is currently on the run, three pump-action shotguns were retrieved.

Additionally, one pump-action shotgun, two machetes, and eight BB-refilled cartridges were retrieved from the suspect's unregistered Honda CV vehicle. Two live refilled BB cartridges and one unregistered motorbike were also found.

On April 1, 2023, while investigations were ongoing to apprehend the remaining suspects, the attention of the Police was drawn to video footage in which the Police personnel, members of the Axim Patrol team, were shown with the gang alleging extortion by the Police officers.

The allegation of extortion against the officers has been referred to the Police Professional Standards Bureau (PPSB) for investigation.

The statement further indicated that all suspects in the reported attack on the patrol team who had been arrested had been put before Court and remanded into custody. Efforts are underway to apprehend the remaining suspects.

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