Police, military to probe alleged attack on Suame police station by soldiers

The Ghana Police Service, together with the Ghana Armed Forces, have commenced investigation into an attack at the Suame police station in the Ashanti Region.

Officials from both agencies reportedly clashed as some soldiers stormed the Divisional Police Headquarters and assaulted police officers in an attempt to free their colleague from custody.

In a joint statement, the security services assured that perpetrators involved “will be dealt with administratively and in accordance with the law.”

On Friday morning, October 29, the incident occurred after Police MTTD officers arrested the military officer in mufti for riding an unregistered motorcycle at a spot near Wesley College (WESCO).

Whilst being interrogated, the military officer is said to have made a phone call, alleging he had been assaulted by the arresting officers.

A few moments later, a team of military officers arrived at the police station and pleaded for the release of their colleague.

Two other military officers appeared at the scene and started beating the arresting officers as they attempted to free the arrested officer from lawful custody.

A police patrol team arrived at the scene to whisk the suspect, a staff sergeant, to the Ashanti Regional Police headquarters.

Hours after the development, the police and military have articulated their intention to get to the bottom of the matter to bring closure and improve their relations.

“The two security institutions are committed to a harmonious relationship and will not condone any proven act of wrongdoing of personnel,” the communique explained.

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