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General News Thu, 17 Oct 2019

Three police officers interdicted over death of 36-year-old man

The Ashanti Regional Police Command has commenced investigations into the alleged assault on a resident of Adonfe in the Ashanti Region by some Police Officers with the Konongo Divisional Police task force.

According to the Police, the assault by the uniformed men led to the death of 36-year old Mr. Kofi Amponsah.

The Police in a statement announced that 3 of their officers, namely; General Sergeant Suleman Seidu, General Corporal Seth Agbango and General Lance Corporal Salifu Yakubu have been interdicted.

“The Ashanti Regional Police Command has commenced investigations into the alleged assault on one Kofi Amponsah 36, a resident of Adonfe, a town near Bompata in the Ashanti Region by some Police Officers with the Konongo Divisional Police Task Force leading to his death on Monday 14th October 2019.”

“The command, as part of investigations has interdicted three (3) officers namely General Sergeant Suleman Seidu, General Corporal Seth Agbango and General Lance Corporal Salifu Yakubu.”

The Police explained that a total of 9 officers embarked on the demonstration but 3 of them were cited for allegedly taking part in the brutality.

“In all, nine (9) officers embarked on the operation but three (3) were cited as having alledgely taken part in the incident hence their interdiction.”

The statement signed by Godwin Ahianyoy said the Ashanti Regional police has tasked the Police Professional Standards Bureau to begin an internal administrative investigation into the conduct of the officers.

The statement further assured the public of independent investigations to bring the matter to a logical conclusion.

The command has also tasked the Regional Police Professional Standards Bureau (PPSB) to also institute internal administrative investigations into the conduct of the officers.

“The general public is assured of an independent investigation and further development will be communicated.”

Source: citinewsroom.com
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