Immigration officers beaten at Assin-Akropong

Two personnel of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) have been hospitalised after enduring a severe beating at the hands of some residents of Assin-Akropong in the Central Region.

They were attacked in a free-for-all fight with residents,  the Assin Fosu District Police Commander Supt. Magnus Sam confirmed to Starr News’ Central regional Correspondent Kwaku Baah-Acheamfour in an interview.

The two, AICO II Egah Gyemfi and Benjamin Nkansah are part of six officers who were called into the community to retaliate the beating of a civilian friend.

In a case of mistaken identity, the officers stormed the community and beat up a wrong target, Robert Adei,  drawing  the attention of the residents which eventually became a street fight.

Four of the officers took to their heels while two of them rushed to a nearby police station for protection. The two who sustained inuries  have been hospitalised at the St. Francis hospital in Assin-Fosu

The six officers were identified as A.I.C.O II Egah Gyemfi, Okoto Larry, Lesly Tackie, Benjamin Nkansah, Richard Mensah and Gabriel Adomah.

The assault comes 48 hours after the fatal beating and killing of an Army Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama in the same region as the latest assault.