General News Tue, 26 Sep 2006

Police order investigation into birthday bash

Accra, Sept. 26, GNA - The Police Administration has directed the Police Intelligence and Professional Standard Bureau (PIPS) and Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to investigate media reports of an alleged birthday party held by Kwabena Amaning, aka Tagor, a drug suspect, while in custody at the Ministries Police Station. The Police Divisional Commander, under which the Ministries Police Station falls, has also been asked to proceed on leave with immediate effect in order to pave the way for the investigations.

A statement signed by Superintendent of Police Mr David S. Eklu, Director in Charge of Public Affairs, in Accra on Tuesday, said the investigations were to be supervised by Mr Paul Quaye, a Commissioner of Police and the Director General in charge of Strategic Direction and Monitoring.

It said investigations would be conducted to ascertain whether champagne was brought to Tagor in cells, whether a party was organized in the cells and whether the Police regulations in respect of remand suspects were followed.

The Police said any Police Officer found to have acted contrary to the Police regulations would be dealt with accordingly. Those arrested with Tagor are Alhaji Abass Issah, Kwabena Acheampong, Kwadwo Ababio and Victor Kisse alias Yaw Billa.

Source: GNA
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