Court remands nine suspects after clash with police in Assin Foso

Court remands nine suspects after clash with police in Assin Foso

Nine suspects have been remanded into police custody by the Assin Fosu District Court over their involvement in a violent clash with the police which resulted to the injuring of a police officer at a ghetto in Assin Fosu.

The suspects, Wilson Abugri aged 21, Kwaku Nti, 29, Awal Mohemed, 18, Raymond Amoakoh, Evans Akye, Akwasi Opoku, Benedict Essien, and Mohamed Dauda alias Ahmed engaged in a clash with personnel from the Assin Fosu Police Intelligence Department (PID) on Thursday April 18, 2024 when the police attempted to raid their ghetto over drug peddling suspicion.

The suspects pelted stones at the police officers resulting to the injuring of Sergeant Akwasi Frimpong who is currently on hospital administration.

It took the team’s resilience and support from the Central North Regional Police Command to arrest the suspects.

Appearing before the Assin Fosu District Court presided by His Worship Abdul Majid Illiasu on Friday, April 19, all nine suspects were charged with two counts thus unlawful assembly and possession of illegal drugs suspected to be narcotic drugs.

According to the facts presented in court, vehicles belonging to the police were also vandalized during the attack, while car tires were burnt in the middle of the Assin Fosu–Kumasi Highway, causing traffic to stall at the discomfort of road users.

The suspects were remanded two weeks into police custody and are expected to reappear on May 2, 2024.

The remand followed the prosecutor, Inspector Matilda Ossah Buabeng’s plea to the court to allow the doctors to conduct blood tests on the 9 suspects.

Meanwhile, all the nine suspects pleaded not guilty to the charges.

By: Akwasi Addo | | Ghana

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