A swift intervention by an Immigration Officer, AICOII Nuredeen Abdul Ganiyu, stationed at Western North Regional immigration Office, has saved two police officer who would have been killed by a mentally retarded man in the Western North Regional Capital of Sefwi-Wiawso last Saturday,
The action of the Immigration Officer angered the ‘mad’ man and walked violently towards AICOII Nuredeen Abdul Ganiyu with the pestle.
But upon sensing danger, according to the onlookers, the Immigration Officer fired a warning shot but it did not scare the ‘mad’ man and kept moving towards the Immigration Officer trying to use the gun to hit him.
But the Immigration Officer with his experience and proffesionalism exhibited was extremely cautious because of the onlookers and the crowd and managed to run backwards whiles the angry ‘mad’ man runs towards him, then managed to move him away from the crowd and shot his right thigh and was apprehended.
The noise from the onlookers attracted more crowd and a number of people including police officers to the scene who assisted to arrest the attacker.
Some onlookers described the incident as a typical action movie.
The items retrieveed from the attacker includes a sharp knife he used to stab the two people, a locally manufactured catapult and the Pestle which he used to attack the two Police Officers.
The two Police Officers and the mentally retarded man were taken to the Sefwi-Wiawso government Hospital.
A formal report has been made and the Police AK-47 rifle has been handed over to the Sefwi Wiawso District police for further action.
Meanwhile, the police have started their investigations by extending invitation to the family of the mentally retarded man and the Head of the Prayer Camp near Sefwi Ewiase.
FILLED BY NATTYBONGO LIBERTY FM SEFWI-WIAWSO, WESTERN NORTH