The Ghana Police Service has put before court 29 persons who allegedly assaulted two police officers and seized their riot control weapons at Luhuor near Sege, in the Ada West District of the Greater Accra Region.
The suspects were put before the Tema Circuit Court A on Monday, October 25, 2021, for the assault.
The suspects are; Nene Dadebom Anim II, Ebenezer Tetteh Nyabu, David Add Addi-Buer, Jeremiah Numo, Bonday Bornu, Raphael Tokoli, Noah Nyabu, Isaiah Komey, Ezekiel Siadah, Daniel Narh, Otu Nyabu, Adolf Bosompra, Philip Ofoe, Livingston Wussah, Kabutey Petiafu and John Alipue Teye.
Others are; Charles Komey, Clement Kwesi Okoe, Charles Nyabu, Emmanuel Otuo, Israel Narh, Emmanuel Apronti, Christian Numo, Abraham Adjungor, Kofi Dzagble, Joshua Larweh, Wisdom Dzagble and Onyame Koble.
The Police service has condemned the act and cautioned the public to desist from attacking law enforcement officers or risk being arrested and prosecuted.
According to them, three officers were responding to a distress call at Electrochem Ghana Limited at Luhuor where they came under attack from some members of the community who blocked the road leading to the company.
Some of the suspects are said to have taken the police officers hostage for more than three hours and assaulted them.
They also seized a riot control weapon and destroyed a Toyota Cross-Country vehicle belonging to the police service.
The suspects were arrested after the Ada Divisional Police Command carried out an operation in the area and the weapon with cartridges were retrieved.
36 suspects were arrested but after a screening exercise, 29 of them were put before the court.
Please find below the police statement: