The District Chief Executive of Ajumako, Ransford Kwesi Nyarko has been arrested by the Regional Criminal Investigation Department in Cape Coast for assaulting a police officer, Frank Mensah, of the Otchiso Police Station.
The police officer lodged a complaint at the Ajumako Police station about the DCE’s assault on him.
According to him, he had arrested a native of Ochiso who had assaulted another native’s grandson after a complaint was lodged by a complainant.
He stated that after receiving a call from someone named Bob, the DCE came to the station with eight other persons who pounced on him and beat him up in the presence of two community assistant police officers on duty.
The officer was left with injuries.
“Shortly after that, two vehicles pulled in at the station with eight occupants led by the DCE of Ajumako Hon Ransford Kwesi Nyarko, Bob, one other in military camouflage and the others whose names are unknown but can be identified and without any provocation pounced on him and assaulted him mercilessly in the presence of two Community Assistants who were on duty with him,” the statement noted.
The police officer has attended the hospital and returned with his medical form duly signed by a medical doctor.
The case is under investigation.
Meanwhile, the DCE has since been granted bail by the Central Regional Police Command to appear before it as investigations into the matter continue.
Read the full statement below.
( Assault on Public Officer) On 02/12/2020 1930 hrs, No 48626 G/Cpl Frank Mensah of Otchiso police station, Ajumako reported at Ajumako Police Station that on the same day about 1600hrs whilst he was on duty at Ochiso Police Station Charge office as the Counter NCO, he received a complaint from Adwoa Sophia of Ochiso that a certain Cosmos also of the same place assaulted her grandson Kofi Akorfo age about 18 for no apparent reason, that he issued complainant medical form to send the victim to the hospital.
The complainant took victim to the hospital and returned with the medical form endorsed. That, after taking a statement from the victim, he got the suspect arrested and detained him behind the counter.
Shortly after that, a certain man on a motorbike arrived at the Charge office and handed over a phone to him, and requested him to give an audience to a caller on the phone.
As courtesy demands, he gave an audience to the caller only to identify the caller Bob popularly known at Ajumako. That the latter on the phone hurled a lot of provoking insults on him and ended up by terming the action he took as purely nonsense.
That since Bob’s utterances were very irritating and provoking he did not want to respond hence handed over the phone back to the person who brought it.
Shortly after that,two vehicles pulled in at the station with eight occupants led by the DCE of Ajumako Hon Ransford Kwesi Nyarko, Bob,One other in military camouflage, and the others whose names are unknown but can be identified and without any provocation pounced on him and assaulted him mercilessly in the presence of two Community Assistants who were on duty with him.
They thereafter took away the suspect. and drove away with him. The NCO who complained of severe pains on his spine as a result of the attack was issued a medical form to attend the hospital for treatment and report.
No arrest made yet and you will be informed of further developments.
1.Today 14/12/20 the DCE has been arrested by the Regional CID Cape coast and he is assisting with investigations.
The police officer has attended hospital and returned with his medical form duly signed by a medical doctor. Case under investigations