A Police officer, Sergeant Lotsu Agbeko, has been arrested for possessing substances suspected to be Indian hemp.
The incident occurred on Tuesday, June 14.
The officer, who is stationed at the Formed Police Unit (FPU) in Accra, refused to stop at a Police barrier at Have in the Volta Region, when he was signaled by officers on duty.
As a result, the officers on duty, Inspector Azumah Komla Justice and Felix Diameh pursued the suspect who unfortunately got involved in an accident at the Kpeve Mountain. He got injured on his left hand.
Police officer arrested for possessing substance suspected to be Indian hemp
A statement released by the Police on Tuesday said the suspect is currently receiving treatment under Police guard at the Police Hospital. Sergeant Lotsu Agbeko will be put before court as soon as he is discharged.
“Police retrieved 84 parcels of compressed dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp from his car. The exhibits have been retained and investigation continues,” a statement from the Police said.
The Service has since promoted the two officers for their role in the arrest of their colleague.
The Service also commended the officers for their patriotism, vigilance and dedication to duty. The driver who gave out his car to be used to pursue the suspect, received his share of commendation.
Below is the full statement released by Police
Police Promote Two Officers for Arresting One of Their Own Who was in Possession of Substances Suspected to Be Indian Hemp
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— Ghana Police Service (@GhPoliceService) June 14, 2022