An unemployed resident of Nungua in the Greater Accra Region, Seth Nana Amovi, has been put before an Accra Circuit Court for attempting to commit suicide by jumping in front of the president’s convoy.
According to DSP Amegah, Amovi could be in his early 30s, and with the intent to commit suicide on August 7, 2018, he hid himself at the Ako-Adjei interchange awaiting the president’s convoy.
He said when the convoy got to the interchange, the suspect jumped in front of the vehicles and the convoy had to stop abruptly to avoid knocking him down.
DSP Amega told the court that the suspect used his hands to hit the bonnet of the president’s vehicle a couple of times and later jumped on to the bonnet of the president’s car.
He said the suspect was arrested by police officers stationed at the presidency who were with the president at the time; he was taken to the police station.
Amovi admitted that he wanted to commit suicide, adding he had been looking for an opportunity to meet the president for a longtime but to no avail.
DSP Amega told the court that the police had suspicion that Amovi may not be mentally fit considering the turn of events.
He therefore prayed the court not to take the plea of the suspect. He further prayed the court to make an order for the accused person to be taken to the hospital for psychiatric check.
He told the court that the suspect would be brought back to the court after the result of the examination had been released.
The court presided over by Her Honour Harriet Akweley Quaye granted the order for Amovi to be taken to the hospital for examination.
BY Gibril Abdul Razak