Flagstaff House assault: Court issues warrant for arrest of 2

The Accra Circuit Court has issued a warrant for the arrest of two persons, including an ex-police officer who assaulted a senior police officer at the Flagstaff House in January.

The ex-officer, Mumuni Jabel and one Abu, who are said to be members of pro-NPP vigilante group, Invincible Forces, were caught on tape assaulting ASP Bruce Nanka at the Flagstaff House in a video that went viral on social media.

The footage which was taken by CCTV cameras at the seat of government on January 9, 2017 – President Akufo-Addo’s first day in office – showed members of the vigilante group chasing ASP Bruce as he drove out of the Flagstaff House.

The gentlemen succeeded in accosting ASP Nanka and attempted to seize his vehicle, but the intervention of other security personnel saved the situation.

One of the men attempting to drag ASP Nanka out of his vehicle 

Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery has, however, assured Parliament that the assailants will be brought to book.

Joy News’ Parliamentary correspondent, Joseph Opoku Gakpo said the Minister disclosed this in Parliament today when he was asked about progress on the issue.

Mr Dery in his response said, “the matter is currently under investigation by the police CID and efforts are being made to arrest the suspects. An Accra Circuit Court has issued a warrant for the arrest of Mumuni Jabel – the ex police officer – and his counterpart.’

In a response to how the two suspects had access to the Flagstaff House, the Minister said he does not have personal knowledge on that.

But he said the act they committed is of serious concern and one that would be investigated and the appropriate punishment meted out to the culprits.