Suspects who allegedly shot two fire officers at Offinso remanded again


The two accused persons standing trial for allegedly shooting two fire officers at Offinso in the Ashanti Region will have to remain in police custody for the next 48 hours.

This is because State prosecutors were not available when the case was called at the Asokore Mampong District Court on Tuesday (11 November 2022).

The suspects, Banda Johnson and William Owusu have pleaded not guilty to the charges of 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. The case has been adjourned to November 10.

What happened in Offinso?

The police say the two persons who have been arrested- Banda Johnson and William Owusu who are acquaintances of the third suspect later confronted the fire officers and shot them.

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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