Akua Saa, a 58-year-old woman, has been detained for reportedly slapping Chief Supt. Magnus Reindorf Sam, the Kyebi District Police Commander, for obstructing the arrest of her son, Frederick Sarkodie, and three others who were involved in narcotics trafficking.
The accused, Akua Saa, Margaret 28, Kingsley Sarkodie, 22, Vivian Saa, 33, Fiago Gilbert, 38, and Frederick Sarkodie, were apprehended by the police on Thursday afternoon at Akyem Sagyimase in the Abuakwa South Municipality of the Eastern Region.
According to accounts, the activities were directed by the Kyebi Police Commander, who was accompanied by 20 armed police officers who went on a raid across Kyebi’s ghettos.
During this time, police officers invaded Akyem Sagyimase, arresting the defendants who were reportedly dealing in narcotics.
During her struggle with the officers, the mother allegedly prevented the authorities from detaining her son, slapping the Police Commander in the face, but she was eventually overwhelmed by the other armed officers.
The suspects were caught with 20 wraps of suspected narcotics, some dried leaves suspected of being marijuana, a lighter, and a knife, according to the police.
They were then taken to the Kyebi Police Station, where they are currently resting in the cells while helping with the investigation.
According to reports, one of the suspects, Vivian Asaa, complained of bodily pains and was brought to the Kibi Government Hospital for treatment.
Meanwhile, the suspects who have been gathered will appear in court this week.