General News of Thu, 5 Apr 20186
Family of aeronautic engineer who died mysteriously want justice
Family of the late aeronautic engineer who was mysteriously killed on Good Friday are demanding for justice for their departed son.
According to them, the Police did not act professionally and that has raised suspicions over what really led to the death of the aeronautic engineer.
Prince Kwabena Kumi was reportedly on his way to surprise his mother during the Easter holidays when the police in Akroso seized his vehicle.
He was accused of drink-driving by the Police, which led to the seizure of his car.
However, sister of the deceased, Abena Osei Debrah, suspects foul play from the Police after closely following the story.
According to her, her brother was prevented three times from boarding a commercial vehicle to his destination.
She told Accra-based Joy FM that she called him but his phone had been switched off only to be called later that the deceased’s car had been sighted at the Akroso police station.
“Everything was on him…his wallet, he also had money in the car itself that was parked at the police station.
He was still wearing his jewellery, his shoes and clothes were all intact when I found him,” she said.
She further narrated that when she asked the Police about the whereabouts of her brother they said, “he was drunk so we arrested him, took custody of the car and let him go.”
The body of the aeronautic engineer was later found in a ditch by a farmer in the community, as he laid lifeless.
“We got there and he was dead about five minutes’ drive from our mother’s house. A girl who sells oranges by the roadside said ‘after they took his car I was trying to get him into a public transport three times because I also come from the Asuboa, but the police prevented me from doing so’”, Abena stated.
She called for justice for her late brother but was quick to add that the family will wait for the postmortem before taking any action.
Meanwhile, the PRO of the Eastern Regional Police Command, ASP Ebenezer Tetteh, said details of the conduct of the Police has not yet reached his office.
He, however, said, investigations have begun to unravel what led t the death of the aeronautic engineer.
“The standard practice is that when you intercept a vehicle, you subject the person to alcohol test to establish if the person is within the limit. We detain the person until he is sober.
“From there you take a statement from the person, after which you either process the person for court or grant him bail for investigations to go on,” ASP Tetteh said.