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13.01.2011 Crime & Punishment

Three police officers at the Elubo border interdicted

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January 12, 2011 Half Assini (W/R), Jan. 12, GNA - The Police Administration has with immediate effect interdicted three Police officers at the Elubo border in the Western Region in connection with the death of a suspect in their custody on January 7.

They are Inspector E. K. Mensah the Station Officer of the Elubo Police Station, Corporal Ayamba Bawa and Constable Ebenezer Mensah.

The Jomoro District Police Commander, Deputy Superintendent of Police John Ferguson Dzineku confirmed this to the Ghana News Agency at Half Assini on Tuesday.

He said the Police Administration was conducting an investigation into the death of the suspect, Mr Francis Nyanzu, 33, a farmer at Cocoa Town near Elubo.

He was kept in custody at the Elubo Police Station from January 1 without bail until his death on January 7.

Mr Dzineku said the Police Administration disassociated itself from the act of the three Police officers and would ensure that they are appropriately dealt with to serve as a deterrent to others.

He said he had ordered that the body be deposited at the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital mortuary in Sekondi for autopsy and be kept there till the investigation is completed.

Briefing the Ghana News Agency at Half Assini on Wednesday, a family spokesman, Mr James K. Awuah said on December 25 last year one Mr Kwaye accused the deceased of having sexual intercourse with his wife at Cocoa Town, near Elubo during the Christmas festivity.

He said Mr Kwaye therefore demanded 20,000 Ghana cedis from the deceased but he was unable to provide it.

Mr Awuah said on January 1, Mr Kwaye went to the Elubo police Station and reported the matter upon which the deceased was arrested and kept in their custody until he was found dead in the cell.


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