3 Police Officers Suspended Over Man’s Death

Kofi Amponsah

THREE police officers
of the Konongo Divisional Command have been suspended after they were accused
of beating a 36-year-old man to death at Adonfe, a town near Bompata in the
Asante-Akyem South District of the Ashanti Region.

General Sergeant
Suleman Seidu, General Corporal Seth Agbango and G/Lance Corporal Salifu Yakubu
are said to have assaulted Kofi Amponsah, a driver, on Monday, October 14, 2019
leading to his untimely death.

gathered that the man was working on his faulty car when the officers pounced
on him.

A statement released
to the media and signed by ASP Godwin Ahianyo, Public Relations Officer of the
Ashanti Regional Police Command, said the interdiction of the three officers
formed part of investigation into the alleged assault on Kofi Amponsah.

The statement
explained that nine officers belonging to a taskforce of which the three were
part embarked on an operation on the said day.

According to ASP
Ahianyo, the three officers were cited to have allegedly assaulted the victim,
hence the action taken by the regional command, which has since tasked the
Ashanti Regional Police Professional Standards Bureau to institute
administrative investigation into the conduct of the officers involved.

The statement assured the general public of an independent investigation and added that the police would inform the public of subsequent development in due course.

From Ernest Kofi Adu, Kumasi