Cape Coast, Dec.30, GNA-A 25 year old unemployed man from Mankessim in the Central Region was on Monday remanded into prison custody by a Cape Coast Circuit Court for allegedly possessing substance suspected to be Indian hemp and attempting to murder a police officer during his arrest.
Francis Wilson’s plea was not taken and would reappear before the court on Monday, January 12, 2015.
Police Inspector Peter Paul Amoah told the Court presided over by Kofi Seshie Ametewee, that the complainant, DSP David Ashong is the Mfantseman Municipal Police Commander and the accused a resident at Mankessim.
He said on the 23rd day of December this year, the Mfantseman Police Commander, DSP David Ashong, led a team to conduct a swoop in and around Mankessim during which the accused was spotted smoking a substance believed to be ‘wee’ behind the Mankessim market.
Inspector Amoah said in an attempt to arrest the accused, he pulled out a jack knife and attempted to stab one police constable Collins Nketia but the police managed to overpower him and arrested him.
Inspector Amoah further told the court that upon his arrest, a search was conducted on him at the spot and a black polythene bag containing some dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp was found in his pocket.
He was subsequently taken to the Mankessim police station together with the jack knife and the dried leaves for further investigations.