The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), James Oppong-Boanu, has directed for the interdiction of three police officers over the death of a suspect who was secretly buried.
The officers stationed at a local police station at Seikwa in the Bono Region are Chief Inspector Eric Aforo, General Corporal William Akussung and General Constable Ebenezer Akuffo, the Bono Regional Crime Officer, Superintendent Kennedy Adusei, confirmed to Asaase News.
They have been interdicted pending the outcome of investigations into the death of 48-year-old Abu Bukari Bahala who was secretly buried by the law enforcement agents.
“As part of measures by our superiors they’ve asked that they step aside… to enable them to cooperate fully with investigations,” Superintendent Adusei said.
“[When such things happen] a policeman is supposed to send the body to the mortuary for preservation and autopsy. But here’s the case our Chief Inspector erred but rather teamed up with the Akyeamehene of Seikwa together with some boys in town and got this suspect who is now deceased buried.”
According to relatives of the deceased, Bahala was beaten to a pulp by the officers until he died for allegedly smashing the windscreen of a local bank manager at Seikwa.
He was then secretly buried at the Seikwa cemetery the same night by the police without the knowledge of the family.
“It’s a barbaric act”, Abdul Raman, a family member, said about the crime.
“As a family we have resolved to pursue justice for our son and we are hopeful the intervention of the IGP will put matters to rest.”
Source: Asaase Radio