Adomfe: Police allegedly kill 33-year-old taxi driver sparking public uproar


There is tension at Adomfe in the Ashanti region as residents protest an alleged police brutality leading to death of a 33-year-old taxi driver.

The young man named as Kofi Ampomah is reported to have been beaten and knifed to death by patrol officers of the Asante Akyem Divisional Command Tuesday night.

Eye Witness

Witnesses say the incident occurred at a popular joint which served as hideouts for suspected criminals.

Police have tagged the deceased as a notorious drug peddler— a claim the town folks have vehemently refuted.

“Around eight o’clock last night, seven police office came to the town to effect an arrest… the deceased [Kofi Amponsah] who was not closed to where the operation happened sought to inquire about what had gone wrong. Before we realised the police had held the man, assaulted and subjected him to machete wounds… He[ the deceased] was pronounced dead and his body has since been deposited at the Yaw Kwei morgue at Konongo”, an eye witness who was at the scene narrated to DailymailGH.

It is gathered that another civilian named as Kwame Boateng was also arrested by the uniformed men in the ensuing scuffle.

Security Council

The development has triggered a Municipal Security Council meeting pointing to a planned unrest by agitating residents.

Municipal Chief Executive, Alexander Frimpong who had addressed the community Wednesday afternoon is calling for calm.

He, however indicated that a report would be sent to the Ashanti Regional Security Council for further action.

“We have recommended that the case be moved to Kumasi for further investigations and the Regional Command has called for the docket so the officers will be at the command for interrogation… The committee also suggested that a formal report would be presented to the Regional Minister who will also engage a section of the residents including chiefs and members of the bereaved family”, the Municipal Security Council Chairman indicated.

By J. Ofori, Daily Mail GH

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