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Video: Driver, Mate who assaulted Police Officer breakdown in tears after arrest

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
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The civilians who assaulted a Police Officer at Weija broke down in tears after they were arrested and later arraigned before court.

The two identified as Francis Buabeng, 26 and Albert Ansah, 33, have been charged at the Weija Circuit Court with conspiracy to commit a crime and causing unlawful damage.

The two in a viral video were captured assaulting an officer in uniform.

The Police Officer in the video appeared helpless and the only thing that saved him from the heavy punches from these young men was his helmet
The two who appeared before the court yesterday were in tears and pleaded guilty of the offences leveled against them.

The charge sheet sighted by PrimeNewsGhana said the two agreed to act together with a common purpose to assault a public officer causing damage and obstructions.

It added that the two also unlawfully assaulted Constable Julius Mawuli Ekpe, a public officer while in the execution of his lawful duties at Mallam Junction.

On the charge of causing unlawful damage, the two have been accused of intentionally and unlawfully causing damage to a police uniform, a property of the Ghana Police Service.

The final charge is that the two also caused obstruction and insecurity to other road users.

Video below:

Background

According to the police situational report, on Thursday at Weija the driver seen in the video with his mate beating the officer stopped in the middle of the road to wait for some passengers.

These actions by the driver caused heavy traffic on the road and in the process, a motorbike ran into the rear of a private car.

Then the police officer who has been assaulted went there to help the situation, the driver nearly hit him with the vehicle and sped off, the officer then took an Okada and followed them.

After catching up with them, the police officer requested that the driver follow him to the Police station and that resulted in the attack on him by the driver and his mate.


The report also added that after the confrontations, the driver and his mate abandoned the vehicle and went away.

They managed to tow the vehicle to Odorkor police station and on Friday, one WO came that the vehicle belongs to him but the district commander did not release the car to him.

 

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