The Sunyani Circuit Court A presided over by His Lordship Jojo Hagan, has for the second time remanded into prison custody, three police officers and three others accused of brutalizing Abu Bukari Gbahara, a suspect who was in custody, to death and secretly burying him.
The six were charged on two counts of conspiracy to commit a crime to wit: murder, contrary to section 23 (1) and 46 of the Criminal Offenses Act, 1960 (Act 29), and murder.
The suspects include General Constable Ebenezer Akuffo, 24, General Corporal Williams Akussung, 38, and Chief Inspector Eric Aforo, 48, all police officers at the Seikwa station.
Others are Reuben Obeng 22, and Aaron Abbey, 21, security guards, and Emmanuel Ofori Kingsford, 59, a banker at Nkoranman Rural Bank.
However, the Banker, Emmanuel Kingsford Ofori who is currently on admission at the Sunyani Municipal Hospital could not appear in court on Tuesday, May 11, 2021.
The six are to reappear on May 25, 2021.
The late Abu Bukari Gbahara has since been buried.
The deceased, 48 years old, was in police custody for smashing the windscreen of a vehicle belonging to the manager of the Nkoranman Rural Bank.
He was allegedly attacked and beaten by Security officers of the bank and later sent to the police station after the officers realized he was getting weak.
Information available suggested he became ill and was rushed to the Seikwa Health Centre and pronounced dead.
The police allegedly failed to take the body to the morgue but rather decided to bury him without the knowledge of officials.