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The Bono Regional Police Command has sanctioned three police officers at the Seikwa police station for their alleged involvement in brutalizing a 48-year-old man, Abu Mepal leading to his death.

The officers in question allegedly killing the Abu secretly buried the him with the consent of the Akyeamenhene of the area, NAna Asuman Karikari II.

The officers in question are; Chief Inspector Eric Aforo, station officer at Seikwa Police, and two other officers namely; General Corporal Williams Akussumg and General Constable Ebenezer Akuffo.

The Bono Regional Crime Officer of the Ghana Police Service, Superintendent Kennedy Adusei in an interview with Link News said the sanction of the officers involved is to aid in the investigation of the unfortunate incident.

“Preliminary investigations gathered is that,  the man was brutalized by the police and buried secretly. So upon the instructions of the Regional Police Command, those who are alleged to have taken part in this heinous crime have been sent to Sunyani, the Bono Regional Capital.”

“So far, investigations are ongoing. For now, as part of measures from our superiors at the National Headquarters, we have asked the officers to step aside and this we term as interdiction, so they cooperate fully with our investigations.”

“The body has therefore be taken from the grave where he was secretly buried and since deposited to the morgue for proper investigations to be carried out.”

BACKGROUND

The deceased, Abu 48 was in police custody for smashing the windscreen of a vehicle belonging to the manager of the Nkoranman Rural Bank.

He was attacked and beaten by the two Security officers of the bank and later sent him to the police station after the officers realized he was getting weak.

Information available suggests he became ill and was rushed to the Seikwa Health Centre and pronounced dead.

The police however failed to take the body to the morgue but rather decided to bury him without the knowledge of officials and family members.

By: Felix Aning-Amankwaa & Ophelia Aboagyewaa/Radio Link/Techiman


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