01.09.2006 General News

Police Defend Their Late Intervention In Osu Murder Scandal

Police Defend Their Late Intervention In Osu Murder Scandal
LISTEN SEP 1, 2006

The Osu Police have put up a sharp defense to shove off criticisms which suggest that the death of a woman who was assaulted by her husband over 50 dollars on Wednesday could have been averted, had they acted swiftly.

The suspect, Harold Okine, is reported to have brutally assaulted his wife on Wednesday evening with a metal bar, following a misunderstanding over 50 dollars.

According to eyewitnesses, the death could have been avoided by the Police, who were incidentally just a few metres from the residence of the couple.

Harold Okine, who is currently in Police custody and standing trial is said to be an incorrigible wife beater and tyrant to his co-tenants in Osu.

He has apparently had several brush encounters with the law. He once ended up in prison for a year, after assaulting a co-tenant, but was released after the complainant failed to pursue the case.

Explaining to CITI NEWS why the Police were late in arriving at the murder scene, District Commander of the Osu Police Service, ASP James Annor said the Police were being cautious.

The Police are currently seeking advice from the Attorney General as to what charges to prefer against Harold Okine.

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