General News of Mon, 22 Jan 201849
Kwabenya Police Station raid: Suspects picked up for screening
Police in Accra have begun screening an undisclosed number of suspects picked up in connection with the deadly Sunday dawn jailbreak at Kwabenya in the Greater Accra Region.
Gunmen, numbering about six, shot and killed a Monitoring Inspector, Inspector Emmanuel Ashilevi, who tried to stop the jailbreak at the station, before freeing seven of the inmates.
The seven escapees, a Nigerian and six Ghanaians are currently on the run.
The remand prisoners who broke jail have been identified as Dickson Ofori, Chubuzor Chubuzor, Edem Rockson, Emmanuel Kotey, Prince Osei, Kofi Darko and Atta Kwadwo.
The suspects are aged between 20 and 34 years old, police officials say.
Police Inspector Emmanuel Ashilevi believed to be in his 40's was shot in the attack carried out by a gang of six men. Blood stains are seen on the floor.
He, however, died at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra while receiving treatment.
The District Police headquarters has been cordoned off.
The police service hierarchy went to the district headquarters as criminal investigations start.
They include Inspector General of Police David Asante Apietu, Director-General of Operations, Dr Dampare, ag. CID Director-General, DCOP Maame Yaa Tiwa Addo-Dankwa and DCOP George Mensah.