Five persons have been arrested by the Ashanti Regional Police Command after they physically assaulted some staff of the Tafo Government Hospital.
This was after their loved one who was being chased by a Police Patrol team was rushed to the hospital after he fell on unconscious while escaping on foot to avoid arrest but died later.
A statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the Ashanti Regional Police Command, ASP Godwin Ahianyo explained the circumstances leading to the suspect’s arrest.
According to the Police, “preliminary investigations show that a police patrol team spotted a driver on board a Toyota private saloon car driving recklessly making other oncoming vehicles veer off their lane.
“The driver was signaled to stop but he ignored the signals from the police. So he was chased and arrested, where a Community Policing Assistant was to escort him to the Tafo Pankrono Police Station with the patrol team following closely.
“On reaching the Tafo Government Hospital junction, the man jumped out from the vehicle trying to escape from the police but fell down in the process and became unconscious. The patrol team rushed him to the Tafo Government Hospital but he was pronounced dead on arrival.”
The statement added that “just when the Police Team was about to leave the hospital, some youth in the area stormed the OPD and pysically assaulted some of the hospita staff whisking the body of the deceased away to the Konfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. Reinforcement was called in and they managed to arrest five persons who are currently assisting in investigations.”
The Police has taken the matter up and assures the public that it will follow due process to investigate it thoroughly and urged the public to remain calm since the outcome of the investigations will be made known to the public.