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Gun-toting police officer interdicted

The police sergeant at the centre of investigations

The police sergeant at the centre of investigations

The Ghana Police Service has interdicted a cop filmed assaulting a motorist on the Accra – Cape Coast road last weekend, an official statement said.

“The attention of the police service was drawn to a video in which a person wielding a pistol was captured engaged in an argument and a subsequent fight with another person. Police immediately commenced investigation into the incident resulting in the arrest of the person and subsequent retrieval of the weapon,” the police said in a statement on Monday (4 April).

It added: “Preliminary findings show that the person who was seen wielding the weapon is a police sergeant stationed at the Central Regional Police Command. The said police man has been interdicted to make way for a full investigation into the matter.”

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Update on Police arrest and retrieval of weapon from perceived gunman

The attention of the Police Service was drawn to a video in which a person wielding a pistol was captured engaged in an argument and a subsequent fight with another person.

Police immediately commenced investigation into the incident resulting in the arrest of the person and subsequent retrieval of the weapon.

Preliminary findings show that the person who was seen wielding the weapon is a police Sergeant stationed at the Central Regional Police Command. The said police man has been interdicted to make way for a full investigation into the matter.

Investigation further indicates that the Police Sgt. lodged a complaint of assault against his assailants alledging that he was attacked by a group of persons one of whom was wielding a cutlass.

Both parties are assisting police investigations.

The Police Professional Standards Bureau (PPSB) has also commenced investigation into the conduct of the police officer. Both the criminal investigation and the professional standards investigation will run concurrently.

We would like to assure the public that justice will be served.

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