A/R: Police arrest five over attack on an officer on patrol duties in Kumawu

Yet another video of civilians assaulting a policeman has surfaced today Saturday, April.

In the video, passengers on board taxi were seen wrestling with a policeman and attempting to seize his gun in the process.

TV3’s William Evans Nkum who has been finding out more about the circumstance surrounding the video reported the incident happened on Friday around 4pm in the Kumawu district

The policeman seen strangled by the uncontrolled civilians has been identified as Corporal Sylvester Berhene.

He was conducting a search in the boot of a taxi cab as part of their patrol duties.

An audio has a member of the patrol team giving an account on what happened on that fateful day “we saw a sack which had a gun and a knife whiles searching the car boot. We suspect they are hunters but the gun they were using was not registered so the fear of an arrest made them struggle with or brother and pounced on him”.

Meanwhile, this portal cannot independently verify the audio

Seven people were on board the taxi with registration number AS 9504- 19.

The occupants namely Edward Boateng aged 20, Evans Addo aged 20 and Yaw Kusi aged 22 were arrested on the spot.

The others managed to escape. Two of the runaway suspects namely Michael Owusu and Boateng Yaw, 28 years and 20 years respectively were later apprehended by the surveillance team.

All the Suspects arrested are currently in Police Custody assisting in the investigation.

Two of the attackers are currently on the run. Corporal Sylvester who sustained bodily injuries.

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