On Friday, police and military clashes in the suburb of Kumasi in Suame over the arrest of a military officer for violating traffic rules.
Nhyira News sources say the incident occurred around 10:40 am after MTTD officers arrested the military officer for driving an unregistered motorcycle at a location near Wesley College (WESCO).
Subsequently, some military officers stormed the headquarters of the Suame Division Police and attacked police officers in an attempt to free their colleague from custody.
During the interrogation, the military officer allegedly telephoned and was allegedly attacked by the arresting officers.
Police sources say that although the officer presented a military ID card, it was insufficient to allow him to be free from the police.
Moments later, a team of military officers arrived at the police station and pleaded for their colleague’s release.
Two other military officers appeared at the scene and began beating the police, trying to get the defendant out of legal custody.
A police patrol team arrived at the scene to take the suspect, a sergeant major, to Ashanti Regional Police Headquarters.
Suame Divisional Police Commander, Superintendent, Emmanuel Asiamah declined to comment and referred the team to the Regional Police Public Relations Officer.
The action by the military officers created a scene when dozens of people flocked to the location to witness the event unfolding.
Some eyewitnesses claim they heard gunshots in the ensuing altercation, but this cannot be independently verified.
At the time of the news team’s visit to Suame Division Police Headquarters, calm had been restored, but some residents were still at the scene.
Meanwhile, Ashanti Regional Police Public Relations Officer ASP Godwin Ahianyo says he is awaiting clearance from his superiors to speak on the matter.