Attack on fire officers at Offinso: Court denies bail, awaits AG’s advice


The Asokore Mampong District Court has for the third time turned down a bail application by two accused persons standing trial over an attack on two fire officers at Offinso in the Ashanti Region.

Mr. Samuel Quansah’s court on Thursday (November 10) declined the bail application, awaiting the advice of the Attorney General. The trial judge, therefore, adjourned the matter to November 15.

The suspects, Banda Johnson and William Owusu have been provisionally charged with conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder, and possession of firearms and ammunition without lawful authority.

The police have however launched a manhunt for a third suspect, who is on the run.

What happened?

The police say Banda Johnson and William Owusu who are acquaintances of the third suspect confronted the fire officers and shot them during a scuffle.

One of the officers was shot in the leg, while the other was hit in the arm. The fire officers who sustained gunshot wounds are responding to treatment at the hospital.

The police after arresting the suspects retrieved two pistols that were allegedly used to commit the act.

Items retrieved

The police also impounded a Land Rover vehicle belonging to the suspects. Guns and other ammunition were also seized.


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