Family Of Man Who Died In Custody Drag Police To Court
The family of a 27-year-old businessman, Albert Donkor, who died of unknown origin in police custody has dragged the police to Accra High Court seeking justice for their relative.
Rev. Dr. Mathias Sarkodie who is the Family spokesperson and an uncle of the deceased claim emphatically that Albert was their target at the robbery scene with some police officers.
He affirms that the court’s intervention will allow for thorough investigations into the sudden death of his relative.
Rev. said, “They have sent the issue to the Accra High Court to seek justice for Albert. The Police knew what happened, and they suspect Albert was killed to destroy evidence, so they have given the issue to the High Court in Accra to investigate the incident for us to know what happened.”
Residents in Nkoranza in the Bono East Region, are not happy about the death of Albert Donkor, who was picked up by the police, following a robbery on the Nkoranza-Kintampo road.
The Member of Parliament for Nkoranza South, Emmanuel Kwadwo Agyekum, also said Albert was denied access to a lawyer and his family members after his arrest.
He called on the Inspector General of Police, George Akufo Dampare, to ensure that the police personnel alleged to have been involved in Albert’s death are brought to book.
The Bono Police Regional Commander, DCOP Moses Atibilla, has also called on residents to stay calm as the Police Service investigates the incident.
DCOP Moses Atibilla added that “he met the youth, the chief, the queen-mother, and the family itself. I tried to impress upon them to be calm and not to do what they were doing. I agreed with them that they need to show that they were not happy, but afterward, they should put that aside and let us work together.”