The Bono Regional Police Command has interdicted three police officers at the Seikwa police station for their alleged involvement in brutalizing a 48-year-old man, Abu Mepal to death.
The officers in question after the crime also secretly buried the deceased.
They are Chief Inspector Eric Aforo, station officer at Seikwa Police, and two other officers namely General Corporal Williams Akussumg and General Constable Ebenezer Akuffo.
Bono Regional Crime Officer of the Ghana Police Service, Superintendent Kennedy Adusei who spoke to Citi News said the interdiction is to aid in the investigation of the unfortunate incident.
“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.”
The deceased, 48 was in police custody for smashing the windscreen of a vehicle belonging to the manager of the Nkoranman Rural Bank.
He was attacked and beaten by Security officers of the bank and later sent him to the police station after the officers realized he was getting weak.
Information available suggests he became ill and was rushed to the Seikwa Health Centre and pronounced dead.
The police however failed to take the body to the morgue but rather decided to bury him without the knowledge of officials.