Story: Kwame Asare Boadu, Kumasi
THE Police Administration has interdicted a serving sergeant who allegedly smuggled a hacksaw blade to a suspected armed robber who was in police custody to aid his escape.
The police would not name the policeman but gave the name of the suspect as Eric Alfred Zieme.
The suspect, described by the police as a notorious criminal, once made an attempt to escape from lawful custody and they believed the hacksaw blade was only meant to assist him to make another move to escape.
The Ashanti Deputy Regional Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Bright Oduro, said in an interview that the interdiction of the sergeant was without prejudice to the outcome of the service enquiry into his conduct.
He said the sergeant had been released on bail pending the outcome of the service enquiry.
Zieme has been on remand in police custody for some time now following various robbery charges against him.
He was on the wanted list of the police until he was arrested upon a tip-off.
The police shot one of his legs to prevent him from escaping during investigations into some of his activities.
That was when he was leading police investigators on a search mission for some of his accomplices and the arms used in his operations.