A 58-year-old woman, Akua Saa has been arrested for allegedly slapping the Kyebi District Police Commander, Chief Suptendent Magnus Reindorf Sam in a bid to prevent the arrest of her son. Madam Saa’s son, Frederick Sarkodie, and three others were arrested for engaging in the trading of narcotics.
The suspects, Akua Saa, 28-year-old Margaret, Kingsley Sarkodie, 22, Vivian Saa, 33, 38-year-old Fiago Gilbert, and Frederick Sarkodie, were arrested at Akyem Sagyimase in the Abuakwa South Municipality of the Eastern Region.
They were busted during a swoop conducted by the Police Thursday afternoon, which was led by the Kyebi Police Commander.
According to reports, the Commander, with twenty armed policemen embarked on the operation in targeted ghettos in Kyebi.
Carrying out the operation, the Police officers stormed Akyem Sagyimase, a suburb of Kyebi where they arrested the suspects including Fredrick who was allegedly trading in ‘weed’.
Madam Saa is said to have allegedly obstructed the Police from arresting Fredrick. While struggling with the officers, she slapped the Police Commander in his face, but the other armed officers overpowered her.
The Police managed to retrieve twenty wraps of substances suspected to be narcotics, several dried leaves suspected to be marijuana, a lighter, and a knife from the suspects.
They were subsequently sent to the Kyebi Police station, where they have been put behind bars and assisting the police in investigation.
One of the suspects, Vivian Saa as gathered complained of bodily pains and was rushed to Kibi Government hospital for medical attention.
Meanwhile, the suspects according to reports will be put before the law court this week.
CCF has also been advocating for the passage of the Non-Custodial Sentencing bill into law to help decongest the prisons.