Residents of Asuboa in the Eastern Region have accused police in Akroso of killing a 34-year-old man who was on his way to the town from Accra for the Easter festivities.
According to the family, the deceased, Prince Kobina Kumi, an aeronautic engineer with the African World Airlines, was found dead between Akroso and Asuboa with bullet wounds after his car was seized by the police.
The family further alleged that the police prevented the deceased from boarding any commercial car after they seized his car for suspected drunk-driving.
A sister of the deceased, Abena Osei Debrah, is calling on the Inspector General of Police, David Asante Apeatu, and Minister for the Interior, Ambrose Dery, to institute a full-scale investigation into the case and ensure justice is served.
“They [the police] claim they tried taking him to the police station but he wouldn’t go with them so they actually drove the car to the police station and left him standing wherever they stopped him. [But later on], between Asuboa and the Akroso place where they stopped the car, there he was lying there in a ditch [dead] by side of the road,” she told Citi News.
“His phone was inside the car for three days and you didn’t think you should bother to check any number on it to even find out why the person hasn’t come [to the police station],” she fumed
She insisted they will hold the police to account in the absence of any other evidence.
“They [the police] stopped him. They took the car and left him, and they stopped other vehicles from taking him.”
When Citi News contacted the Oda District Police Commander, ASP Sam Ntoso, under whose jurisdiction the incident happened, he said the case has been transferred to the Oda Divisional Command for investigations.