The Kasoa Ofaakor Magistrate Court presided over by Her Honour Afua Owusuaa Appiah has remanded into police custody, Corporal Samuel Boamah and Lance Corporal Issifu Tahiru over their involvement in the killing of a 21-year-old boy at a drinking spot at Kasoa.
The pleas of the suspects, who appeared before court on Monday, 9th December 2019, were not taken.
They are to reappear before court on Monday, December 23, 2019.
The Central Regional Police PRO, DSP Irene Oppong told Citi News investigations were still ongoing into the matter.
How the incident happened
A 21-year-old civilian, identified as Musah Mohammed, was allegedly shot dead by Corporal Samuel Boamah during a confrontation at a drinking spot in Kasoa on Friday 6th December at about 12:30 midnight.
According to a police communication, the suspect, Corporal Samuel Boamah of the Kasoa Rovers Unit and another officer, Lance Corporal Isifu Tahiru also of the same unit went to JVC, a popular drinking spot to drink.
While drinking, a confrontation broke out between the officers and some of the customers at the place and Lance Corporal Isifu Tahiru, who had his sidearm loaded with 13 live ammunition decided to frighten the crowd by pulling out his gun.
Corporal Boamah reportedly snatched the gun and shot at the deceased, identified as Musah Mohammed.
“On 6th December, 2019 at 00:30 the Kasoa Divisional Command received a distressed call that No. 43587 G/CPL Samuel Boamah of Kasoa rovers unit shot and killed a civilian at Kasoa. Upon receipt of this information the Divisional Command proceeded to the scene where it was revealed that at about 23:00 hours the said CPL and No. 48440 G/L/CPL Isifu Tahiru of same unit went to a popular drinking spot called JVC around Kasoa main roundabout in mufti to drink, with the latter holding police side arm loaded with 13 live ammunition. In the course of drinking, they had confrontation with some customers there.
The L/CPL Isifu Tahiru pulled out his sidearm in order to frighten the crowd and in the process CPL Boamah snatched the sidearm from his counterpart, fired and killed Musah Mohanmed aged 21 years,” a police report said.
The gun used by the officers have since been retrieved.
Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police, James Oppong Boanuh has directed that uniforms, and other items that identify the two persons are police officers be taken from them.