By Frank Amponsah
Personnel of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Police Service have been deployed to comb every nook-and-cranny of the country inhunt for seven suspects and their accomplices who broke the Kwabenya Police Cell, where they were being held for various offenses.
The remand prisoners who escaped from custody were: Dickson Ofori,24, Edem Rockson,32, Emmanuel Kotey,21 Prince Osei,27, Kofi Darko,21, Atta Kwadwo,20, all Ghanaians, and Chubuzor Chubuzor,34, a Nigerian.
New Crusading GUIDE’s intelligence sources say the raid on the police station occurred at about 1.30 am on the dawn of 21 January, 2017, where armed men numbering about six attacked Kwabenya District Police headquarters charge office and forcibly released the seven suspects.
The attackers, the paper learnt, were led by a Nigerian who went there under the pretext of lodging a complaint and in the process told the counter NCO that he was picking something from his car. He then returned with 5 armed men, shot the inspector, and forced the counter NCO to open the Cells..
In the melee, on-duty Insp. Emmanuel Ashilevi, known as Delta Oscar 32 at the charge office was shot. He was rushed to the Police Hospital for treatment and was referred to 37 Military Hospital but he died shortly on arrival.
Meanwhile, the police in a statement issued on Sunday 21, January said the suspects are being “pursued with all the urgency it deserves.”
The statement also added that in the meantime “any information can be communicated to the police on hotlines 191, MTN/VODAFONE Toll Free 18555, 0302773695, 0302787373.”
The development comes on the back of surging attacks on security personnel by suspected criminals in the country.
Last week, two officers were shot dead by robbers while returning from night duties in the Ashanti region, while a military officer attached to the Flagstaff House was also killed by the roadside at Tema, a fortnight ago.