Three more suspects have been arrested in connection with the death of a 48-year-old man who was allegedly brutalised by three police officers at Seikwa in the Bono Region.
This brings the number of arrests to six, after the Inspector General of Police ordered an interdiction of the three officers in connection with the crime.
The suspects include General Constable Ebenezer Akuffo, 24, General Corporal Williams Akussung, 38, Chief Inspector Eric Aforo, 48, all police officers at the Seikwa station, Reuben Obeng 22, and Aaron Abbey, 21, security guards, and Emmanuel Ofori Kingsford, 59, a banker at Nkoranman Rural Bank.
The deceased, Abu Bukari Gbahara, was in police custody when the incident occured. He was reportedly arrested for causing damage to the vehicle of the manager of the Nkoranman Rural Bank.
He was said to have been assaulted by the officers until he gave up the ghost and secretly buried hours later.
The six suspects have since been arraigned before the Sunyani Circuit Court A presided over by His Lordship Jojo Hagan to allow the police continue with their investigations.
They were charged on two counts of conspiracy to commit a crime to wit: murder, contrary to section 23(1) and 46 of the Criminal Offenses Act, 1960 (Act 29), and murder.
An autopsy report from the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital gave the cause of death as blunt trauma to the chest.
Sitting continues on 11th May 2021.
However, the family of the late Abu Bukari Gbahara has expressed satisfaction with the court proceedings.
Source: Daily Mail GH