Seth Nana Amovi, an unemployed resident of Nungua a suburb in the Greater Accra region have been arrested and put before the court for trying to commit suicide by jumping onto a convoy of the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo.
According to reports sighted on Ghanaweb.com, Mr. Amovi, who is believed to be in his 30’s, on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, hid at the Ako-Adjei interchange awaiting the president’s convoy.
The presidential convoy had to stop abruptly in other to avoid knocking down the young man because he had jumped onto the street when they got to where he was hiding.
DSP Amegah who narrated the incident told the court presided by Her Honour Harriet Akweley Quaye that the suspect used his hands to hit the bonnet of the president’s vehicle a couple of times and later jumped onto the bonnet of the president’s car.
Mr. Amovi was later arrested by police officers stationed at the presidency who were with the president at the time and was taken to a nearby police station.
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Amovi confirmed in his statement that he wanted to commit suicide and added that he had been looking for an opportunity to meet the president for some time now but all his attempts failed.
DSP Amegah went on to tell the court that the police, upon interrogation had a suspicion that Amovi may be mentally unfit putting is actions into account.
He, therefore, asked the court not to grant Amovi’s request to meet the president and further prayed the court to make an order for the suspect to be taken to the hospital for a psychiatric check.
Mr. Seth Nana Amovi would be brought back to the court after the result of the examination has been released by psychiatric doctors.