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Court Remands Trader Allegedly Bite Policeman




An Accra Circuit Court has ordered the remand of a trader,Promise Anoma who allegedly bite off forefinger of police officer, General Sergeant Kwame Abu when effecting his arrest for an offensive conduct.

Promise Anoma, 25, pleaded not guilty to resisting arrest and causing harm.

He will reappear before the court on Friday, November 29.

Prosecuting, Police Chief Inspector Emmanuel Ohene Agyei told the Court presided over by Mrs Jane Harriet Akweley Quaye that General Sergeant Abu is a resident at Nungua Nautical whilst Anoma lived at Texpo on the Spintex Road.

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He said on November 03, this year, the complainant, together with General Corporal Alfred Bortey Borketey and Lance Corporal Jerry Opei on board a police vehicle with the registration number GP 5064 being driven by Lance Corporal Opei, proceeded to arrest the accused whom a witness had reported a case against him at the Nungua Police station.

The accused confessed that the officers informed him of why he was being arrested and was walking him to the police vehicle when he requested to make a call, but the officers asked him to enter the vehicle and make the call at the station.

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He further explained that the accused person refused to join the vehicle and attempted to attack Lance Corporal Opei but Sergeant Abu, who had returned to the vehicle prevented him from doing so, but unfortunately, his right forefinger slipped into his mouth making Anoma to bit it off.

Prosecution said they called for reinforcement and Anoma arrested and sent to the Police station.

Hammed Tajudeen is the editor in-chief of Blaze News, holds Higher National Diploma(HND) in Mass Communication, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.

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