Kumawu Assault: Two Police Officers Who Refused To Rescue Colleague Interdicted


Two policemen have been interdicted for failing to rescue their colleague when he came under attack by some youth in the Kumawu area of the Ashanti Region last Friday.

Constable Isaac Boiatey and Constable Evans Owusu were on duty with Corporal Sylvester Berhene at the Won Akotosu snap checkpoint near Kumawu in the Ashanti Region last Friday.

Corporal Berhene came under attack in the line of duty and so the two policemen who were on duty with him have been interdicted for their seeming failure to rescue their colleague, subdue the attackers and get them arrested.

They have therefore been referred to the Police Professional Standards Bureau (PPSB) for an investigation into their professional conduct.

The Director of Police Public Affairs, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Grace Ansah-Akrofi made the interdiction known in a press statement issued Sunday morning (April 9, 2023).

Meanwhile, a sixth suspect has been arrested to bring the total number of suspects in police custody to six.

A seventh suspect is still on the run.

What happened?

On Good Friday, April 7, 2023, at about 4:45 pm, three policemen, Constable Isaac Boiatey, Constable Evans Owusu with Corporal Sylvester Berhene in charge were on duty at the Won Akotosu snap checkpoint near Kumawu in the Ashanti Region.

According to the police, an initial investigation has disclosed that the suspects, Edward Boateng, Evans Addo, Yaw Kusi, Michael Owusu, Yaw Boateng and Emmanuel Mensah, together with one other suspect who is currently on the run, were pulled up in a taxi cab at the checkpoint.

The taxi which was overloaded with seven male adults caught the attention of one of the three policemen who were on duty at the checkpoint.

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