Three Seikwai Police Officers have been asked to step down after allegedly beating a suspect in custody to death.
General Corporal William Akussung, General Constable Ebenezer Akuffo, and Chief Inspector Eric Aforo were said to have secretly buried the suspect after he died.
According to Supt. Kennedy Adusei of the Bono Regional Police Command, the three officers have been arrested to assist with the investigations.
“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.
So far, investigations are ongoing. 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”, Supt. Kennedy Adusei explained.
According to reports, Abu Bukari Bahala, a farmer, was arrested for destroying the windscreen of a bank manager’s vehicle.
The officers beaten the 48-year-old farmer to a pulp, which resulted in his death, and he was secretly buried at the Seikwa cemetery.
This came after the police informed the deceased’s family that the suspect had been beaten to death and secretly buried.
As a result, the family requested that the body be exhumed for investigation and proper burial.