Lance Corporal Charles Agble Vigor
A 48-year-old deaf and dumb resident of Bunkpurugu in the Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo District of the Northern Region, Jakpel Sanganika, has beaten to a pulp Lance Corporal Charles Agble Vigor.
The cop with the Rapid Deployment Force (RDF) of the Ghana Police Service in Tamale, the Northern regional capital, was on operational duties in the area.
Constable Vigor, it has been gathered, was detailed on patrol duties to some suburbs in the Bunkpurugu township to ensure that residents adhered to the curfew hours imposed by the Ministry of Interior.
While on patrol, however, he reportedly spotted the suspect at a distance and decided to confront him on why he was outside during curfew hours and to find out if he had a permit to stay late.
Upon getting closer, he realised the suspect was deaf and dumb and could therefore neither hear what he (cop) was saying nor speak. He only used sign language to communicate.
The cop therefore decided to escort him home but Jakpel Sanganika, on the way, pounced on the policeman and beat him up mercilessly, after hitting him with a big stone to render him unconscious.
While still subjecting the cop to physical assault, other policemen on patrol duties spotted the suspect and rushed to the rescue of their colleague who was then bleeding profusely.
They rushed him to the Bunkpurugu Health Centre, where first aid was administered to reduce the bleeding, before he was transferred to the Tamale Teaching Hospital where he is currently on admission.
The suspect was later arrested and released on police enquiry bail pending the recovery of the victim. Police in Bunkpurugu confirmed the story and disclosed that the suspect was likely to be charged for assaulting a public officer and causing harm later this week.
By Stephen Zoure, Tamale
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