Armed Police Officer Fights Civilians over Rat Carcass in the Ashanti Region
A police officer tasked with patrolling a highway was reportedly involved in a physical altercation with some civilians, purportedly stemming from a dispute involving rat carcass.
The officer, who is popularly referred to as ‘Abodwese’, allegedly tried to confiscate the carcass from a group of young men who were returning from a hunting trip in Kumawu, located in the Ashanti Region.
However, the group of young men resisted, leading to a confrontation with the officer.
According to an eyewitness named Nana Sarpong, who recounted the incident, the officer fired a warning shot after the group of young men refused to surrender the deceased animal to him.
“After firing warning shots, the officer used the butt of the gun to hit one of the men,” he said.
In a video trending on social media, one of the men grabbed the officer by the neck while others joined in. Two other police officers can be heard urging the men to cease the altercation. Eventually, the two officers intervened and took the rifle from their fellow colleague. However, the officer remained restrained by his uniform as his colleagues walked away.
The group of young men involved in the altercation has been subsequently arrested by the police and investigations have begun.