A Police Constable stationed at the Gomoa Dominase District Command in the Gomoa East District of the Central Region is battling for his life he after he was stoned and stabbed with a broken bottle by some irate youth who attempted lynching a suspected thief.
According to the Dominase Police Commander, DSP David Osei Fofie, the officer was part of a team of reinforcement sent to the area after a distress call at about 7 PM on Sunday 25 April, 2021, to bring things under control when the irate youth pounced on suspected thief after he attempted stealing a motorbike.
The suspect is said to have hired the motorbike from Akotsi to Gomoa Akrama. But upon reaching a section of the road, he sprayed pepper into the eyes of the rider, destabilizing him temporarily and bolted with the motorbike.
He was later apprehended by the youth who nearly lynched him but for the timely intervention of the police.
The officer in question who got caught up in the melee, was stabbed multiple times causing him to bleed profusely and later collapsed. He was rushed to the hospital for treatment.
Speaking about the incident the Dominase Police Commander, DSP David Osei Fofie, called on the public to refrain from instant justice.
“Instant justice is not good. If there is an incident report to the police for invesitgation. Don’t take the matter into your own hands. Recently there was similar incident at Awutu Breku, by the time the police got there the suspect had been lynched. Instant justice is bad. Let’s stop it.”