Two Officers Promoted For Arresting Colleague
The police administration has promoted two of its officers for their role in the arrest of another officer who was carrying 84 parcels of compressed dried leaves suspected to be marijuana.
Inspector Azumah Komla Justice and Lance Corporal Felix Diameh have both been promoted.
“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 Ghana Police Service said in a statement.
Sergeant Lotsu Agbeko, 36, the police officer, was said to be driving to the Volta Region in his personal Toyota Corolla but failed to stop when he arrived at the Have police barrier.
His failure to heed the signal resulted in a hot pursuit by the personnel manning the barrier.
Unfortunately for him, he was involved in an accident during the process and suffered a fracture on his left hand. He was then rushed to a nearby medical facility.
Following an inspection of his vehicle, 84 parcels of substances suspected to be Indian hemp were discovered compressed in the boot.
He is said to be responding to treatment.
“The above police officer was transporting suspected Indian hemp from Have direction and failed to stop at Have police barrier when signaled to do so by personnel on duty.” He tried to flee but was pursued by the personnel. When he arrived at a section of the road on Kpeve Mountain, he was involved in an accident and suffered a fracture in his left hand. “84 parcels of compressed dried leaves were discovered in his car boot,” according to the Police statement.
The officer, according to the police, “was arrested and taken to the hospital for treatment He has since been transferred to the Police Hospital for further medical attention, where he is being guarded.”