Family attacks policemen over relative’s death; officer caught hiding under bench


AdomOnline reports that family members of Kojo Abekah, a man who died in the custody of the Breman Asikuma Police Station in the Central region, have attacked policemen at the station after accusing them of beating the suspect to death.

According to the angry family members, the attack was a way they want to register their displeasure about the unfortunate death of their relative.

Information gathered by Adom News revealed that the angry family members threw stones at the police officers on duty leaving the window glasses of the station broken.

In an interview with Yaw Oppong, a family member of the deceased, he said the deceased was arrested when the police went on a swoop on wee smokers in the area.

“The police assaulted the deceased physically after arresting him and our checks reveal he was declared dead upon arrival at the hospital after he was rushed there.

“We are giving a 24-hour ultimatum to the police to have something meaningful to tell us, else we will burn down the police station,” he said.

A police officer demonstrating how he hid for cover from the angry family to Adom News reporter

However, reacting to the issue, the District Police Commander of Breman Asikuma, Chief Supt. Donkor Baah denied the allegations by the family.

“The deceased complained of sickness while at the cells last night and was sent to Our Lady of Grace Hospital for treatment but died some hours later,” Chief Supt. Baah clarified.

A police officer demonstrating how he hid for cover from the angry family to Adom News reporter

Meanwhile, station officers at the unit are currently on the run after the Breman Asikuma residents destroyed property at the police station.

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