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Mzbel Grabs Cop’s Throat

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Mzbel Grabs Cop’s Throat

POPULAR FEMALE Hiplife artiste Nana Ekua Amoah, popularly called Mzbel, 31, was arrested and detained by personnel of the Motor Transport and Traffic Unit (MTTU) for assaulting a police officer last Saturday afternoon at Kinbu in Accra.

The musician, who was detained at the Ministries Police Station, would face the courttoday, alongside two others, Emmanuel Paa Kwesi, 31, and Maxwell Mawuli, 32.

She was alleged to have grabbed the throat of a police officer in what could be described as a road rage.

At about 12:30pm on Saturday, a police MTTU officer at the Tudu traffic light realized there was heavy vehicular traffic on a section of the road.

The officer, in his attempt to identify the cause, walked close to a Mitsubishi 4×4 vehicle with registration number GR 9470-11, driven by one Emmanuel Paa Kwesi and demanded the latter’s driver’s licence.

Police sources disclosed that after the cop’s inquiry, the suspect hurriedly got off the steering wheel and handed over to one Maxwell Mawuli, who was reportedly rude to the policeman.

But the policeman, who was unperturbed over the conduct of the youth, insisted on seeing the licence of Emmanuel Paa Kwesi.

Mawuli ignored his request, started the engine and hit the cop, who fell on the bonnet of the vehicle, while he was driving away at a top speed until their path was crossed at Kinbu.

On reaching Kinbu, a private security van with a police man on board who witnessed the scene also took a different direction and blocked them on the main road to ensure they did not escape.

Mzbel, who was in the Mitsubishi vehicle all the while, suddenly alighted and started yelling at the policeman, claiming he had no right to cross their path.

The musician then got physical and held the uniformed policeman by the neck in an attempt to strangle him, but she was restrained by onlookers who rushed to the rescue of the policeman.

Realizing she might have fallen foul of the law, she started wailing, claiming she was assaulted by the policeman, but the security officers would not take any of that.

The vehicle and its occupants were therefore taken to the MTTU headquarters where the three were arrested for various offences and placed in custody to be processed for court.

National MTTU Commander ACP Angwubutoge Awuni, who confirmed the arrest to DAILY GUIDE , indicated that Mzbel would spend the weekend in police detention at the Ministries police station while the rest will be held at the MTTU cells.

He used the opportunity to caution stars, including popular music artistes, not to be under the impression that they are above the law.

By Stephen Zoure, Kinbu

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