Three policemen interdicted for killing and secretly burying detainee
Three police officers at Seikwa in the Bono Region have been interdicted for allegedly brutalizing a suspect in custody to death and secretly burying him.
The three are Chief Inspector Eric Aforo, station officer at Seikwa Police; Corporal Williams Akussumg; and 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.
According to Supt Adusei, the interdiction is a directive from the headquarters as part of the investigation processes.
“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 Abu Bukari Bahala, a 48-year-old farmer, 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.
The youth in the area stormed the police station to demand the body after which the body of Abu was exhumed.
The body of the deceased was reported to have been covered in black polythene before it was buried.