The Juaso Circuit Court has sentenced a 29-year-old herbalist to six months
imprisonment for attempting to escape from lawful custody.

Akwasi Ofori, who
pleaded guilty to the offence was being escorted to police cells on other
offences when he attempted to escape, but was re-captured after a hot chase.

Police Detective
Inspector Princeton Peasah Darkwah, prosecuting told the court presided over by
Mrs. Veronique Manfort that the complainant, General Lance Corporal, Emmanuel
Cobbina was a police officer stationed at Dwease, where the accused was
arrested.

He said the accused
was already in detention being prepared for court on charges of causing
unlawful harm, unlawful damage and threat of death.

On September 4 at
about 1700 hours he was taken to the office of the District Police Commander,
Superintendent Gordon Opoku-Koduah, as part of the investigations and when he
was being escorted back to the cells, he jumped over a flower hedge and took to
his heels.

Prosecution said
with the help of other police officers and some members of the public, the
convict was pursued and arrested at a spot about two kilometers from the Police
Station. 

GNA



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