A teenager held for his involvement in recent violent attacks at Ahwiaa in the Ashanti Region, was recaptured by police after he attempted to escape from police cells.
Police named the fugitive as Hakeem Aziz, who was arrested at Ahwiaa after he led armed gang to unleash violence on residents on Friday, April 5, 2019.
He was since remanded by the Juaben Circuit Court to reappear on April 30.
The suspect made his escape moments after his brother brought him food at about 10p.m. Sunday night.
He reportedly scaled the counter after hitting the cell gate open, destroying all entry points at the Ahwiaa Police Station, which housed two on-duty officers at the time the incident occurred.
He was subsequently given a hot chase after a scuffle with the police but was later recaptured.
Deploy more men
Assemblymember for Ahwiaa Ebuom, Kwaku Afrifa Tawiah who confirmed the incident to Dailymailgh.com’s Ashanti Regional Correspondent, described the suspect as a hardened criminal.
He is urging the Ghana Police Service to station more men at the facility to avoid any eventuality.
“We have written severally to the District Security Council (DISEC) and the police to station more men at the facility but that has yielded no results. I am appealing to authorities to come to our aid to avoid planned further attacks,” the Assembly member said.
Meanwhile, police have since launched investigations into the matter.
At the time of filing this report the processes were being initiated to transfer the suspect to another police station within the enclave.
Police sources say he would soon be arraigned.
Ahwiaa, one Ghana’s tourist hub has been recording series of attacks in recent times.
Last year, a communal clash of gangs claimed one life, while several others sustained life-threatening wounds.
More than 30 persons were arrested in the process.
Source: Daily Mail Gh Staff