8 Arrested for Allegedly Ransacking Mankessim Police Station
Eight persons have been arrested by the Central Regional Police Command in connection with the ransacking of the Mankessim Police station last Tuesday. They were arrested at a Thursday dawn swoop at Ekumfi Ayisam in the Ekumfi District, bringing to nine, persons arrested for their alleged involvement in the disturbances.
The suspects are Iddrisu Ibrahim, driver, Kofi Boateng and Kwasi Sergoe all aged 35 years. The rest are Kojo Mprim, 46, Samuel Opoku, 37, Patrick Sagoe, 16, Kwasi Amoah, 42, Bernard Danso, 22, and Razack Kassim, 45.
DCOP Paul Manly Awini, the Central Regional Commander, disclosed this at a media briefing in Cape Coast on Thursday. He said on Tuesday, October 2, at about 8:30 pm, while the police were on snap check duty at Abor-junction on the Apam-Mankessim highway, the police spotted a taxicab with five occupants.
They signalled the driver to stop but he ignored and sped-off and repeated same at Akwakrom checkpoint where the cab nearly knocked down a police officer. The police became suspicious and gave the driver a hot chase leading to his arrest at Mankessim-Zongo but all the occupant of the cab had absconded when the driver was eventually arrested.