Tricycle rider fined GH¢1,800 for assaulting 2 policemen

The Ashaiman Circuit Court has sentenced Ameli Wonder, a tricycle rider residing at Tabooline, a suburb of Afienya, in the Ashaiman District, to a fine of GH¢1,800, for assaulting two policemen.

The court presided over by Mrs. Eleanor Kakra Barnes Botchway convicted Wonder, who had pleaded guilty to two counts of offensive conduct and assault on public officers.

Chief Inspector of Police Patrick Ayensu, told the court that on December 29, 2020,Wonder assaulted Sergeant Felicia Bola and Sgt. Emmanuel Asante while they were executing their lawful duties, at Tabooline.

The court heard that Sgt. Bola and Sgt. Asante were stationed at TOR Estates and Doryumu Police stations, respectively.

The court heard that on the afternoon of December 29, 2020, Freda Mantebea called at the TOR Estates Police Station and reported a case of indecent assault.

Prosecution said Sgt Bola and Sgt Asante immediately proceeded to the house of the suspect and met him sitting under a tree together with Wonder smoking a substance suspected to be narcotic drugs.

Chief Insp Ayensu said Wonder on seeing the police threw the substance into a nearby bush and took to his heels.

He said Wonder returned from the bush with a stick and fiercely struggled with the police and freed the suspect.

Chief Insp Ayensu said the police attempted to arrest Wonder, but he resisted and hit Sgt Bola in the head with a stick and also bit Sgt Asante in the stomach.

He said the two policemen received injuries, but the accused was overpowered and arrested with the help of a colleague. -GNA

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