By Augustine Ehikioya
For arresting a Cop who was in possession of substance suspected to be Indian hemp, two Police officers in Ghana have been promoted.
The suspect, G/Sgt Lotsu Agbeko, was chased and arrested by the two officers after he refused to stop at Have Police barrier when he was signalled to stop.
This was contained in a statement issued on Tuesday by the Chief Superintendent of Police, Grace Ansah-Akrofi, on behalf of the Public Affairs Directorate, Police Headquarters, and made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA).
It reads “The Police Administration has promoted two officers, Inspector Azumah Komla Justice and No. 52543 G/L/CPL Felix Diameh for their role in effecting the arrest of No. 45638 G/Sgt Lotsu Agbeko, a Police officer stationed at the Formed Police Unit (FPU) in Accra.
“The suspect, G/Sgt Lotsu Agbeko failed to stop at the Have Police barrier when he was signalled by the officers on duty to do so. He was therefore given a chase and on reaching a section of the road on the Kpeve Mountain, he was involved in an accident and had a fracture on his left hand.
“He was arrested and sent to the hospital for treatment. He has since been transferred to the Police Hospital for further medical attention where he is under guard.”
According to the statement, “the Police retrieved 84 parcels of compressed dried leave suspected to be Indian hemp from his car.
“The exhibits have been retained and investigation continues,” it added.
The suspect, it said, will face trial in court as soon as he is discharged from the hospital.
The Police, in the statement, also commended the driver who availed his vehicle to the Police to chase and arrest the suspect.
“We once again commend the Police officers for their patriotism, vigilance and dedication to duty,” the statement concluded.