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Police officers banned for secretly burying man who died in custody

Police officers banned for secretly burying man who died in custody

Police officers banned for secretly burying man who died in custody

The Bono Regional Police Command has interdicted three officers at the

Seikwa police station for allegedly brutalising a suspect in custody

to death and secretly burying him.

The trio has been identified as Chief Inspector Eric Aforo, station officer at

Seikwa Police, and two other officers namely General Corporal Williams

Akussumg and General Constable Ebenezer Akuffo.

“We have information 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 Crime Officer Supt Kennedy Adusei

disclosed in a radio interview.

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The interdiction, according to Supt Adusei, is a directive from the

headquarters as part of investigation processes.

“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,” he added.

The deceased was a 48-year-old farmer called Abu Bukari Bahala who was

detained for allegedly vandalizing a bank manager’s windscreen.

The family said during one of their visits, they were informed that the police

had allegedly beaten up the suspect to death and secretly buried him.

Upon the tip-off, the family said they requested the police to exhume the

body which they have since done.

The body of the deceased was said to have been covered in black

polythene before it was buried.

Police officers banned for secretly burying man who died in custody
Police officers banned for secretly burying man who died in custody
This was after the youth of the town stormed at the police station to

demand for their family member.

Meanwhile, a family member of the deceased, Mr Abdul Raman,

had served notice through Adom News that they were going to ensure that

the issue is dealt with to its logical conclusion.

 

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