Man pours groundnut soup & paint on police officers

file photoA 31-year-old man who poured groundnut soup and paint on two police officers in an attempt to escape arrest is to be put before court for assault.

According to the Police, Umar Mohammed who is involved in a stealing case at Okorase, a suburb of Koforidua, was said to have poured the soup and the paint on the two officers last Saturday when they tried to arrest him for the crime.

The Police say Mohammed on seeing the officers – Sgt. Eunice Ankrah and Const. SibichanDacosta – “became offended, resisted arrest and poured groundnut soup he had prepared and a white oil paint on the two officers”.

Eastern Regional Police Public Affairs Officer, ASP Yaw Nketia-Yeboah in a statement Monday said notwithstanding, Mohammed was overpowered by the officers who arrested him.

He said the uniforms of the two officers were soiled in the process but did not say whether the officers were injured in the process.

However, Mohammed was subsequently taken to the Koforidua District Police Station for investigations, but has since been granted police enquiry bail. He is expected to be put before court after investigations.


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