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A/R: 3 police officers interdicted over Adomfe brutalities

By Mutala Yakubu
IGP, James Oppong Boanuh
IGP, James Oppong Boanuh
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Some three police officers involved in the alleged butchering of a driver at Adomfe in the Ashanti Region have been interdicted.

The Police service released a statement confirming the development.

Investigations into the incident and the suspects have also been handed over to the Police Intelligence and Professional Standard Bureau(Pips).

READ ALSO: Police to begin probe into alleged butchering of the driver at Adomfe

“The Command as part of investigation has recommended the interdiction of three (3) Officers, namely General Sergeant Suleman Seidu, General Corporal Seth Agbango and General Lance Corporal Salifu Yakubu.

“In all Nine (9) Officers embarked on the operation but Three (3) of the officers have been implicated having taken active part in the incident, hence their interdiction.

“The Command has also tasked the Regional Police Professional Standards Bureau (PPSB) to also institute internal Administrative investigation into the conduct of the Officers and report,”

Background

Police in the Ashanti region have allegedly beaten and butchered a 33-year-old driver, causing his death shortly after the incident.

The incident occurred on October 15, 2019.

Residents of Asante-Adomfe in the region narrated eyewitness accounts of how some police officers beat and butchered the driver.

Residents said that about seven police officers with three in uniform stormed the area for an operation and had an altercation with the deceased, restrained him to the ground, kicked and punched him in the face before some of the officers started butchering him with a machete.

The Assembly Man for the area Samuel Kofi Boadu also said the policemen who were on patrol searched for one Mr. Kamkam and another Yaa Yaa who live in the area.

He said since they did not find these individuals, they ransacked their homes and did not find anything as well.

He detailed: “so when they were returning from the girl's place, they met two guys on the street and they just grabbed them. And one of them was asking what he had done, and in trying to explain, they started beating him up, and one of the police personnel went to the patrol vehicle and took a cutlass and cut his back very deeply.”

Background

Police in the Ashanti region have allegedly beaten and butchered a 33-year-old driver, causing his death shortly after the incident.

The incident occurred on October 15, 2019.

Residents of Asante-Adomfe in the region narrated eyewitness accounts of how some police officers beat and butchered the driver.

Residents said that about seven police officers with three in uniform stormed the area for an operation and had an altercation with the deceased, restrained him to the ground, kicked and punched him in the face before some of the officers started butchering him with a machete.

The Assembly Man for the area Samuel Kofi Boadu also said the policemen who were on patrol searched for one Mr. Kamkam and another Yaa Yaa who live in the area.

He said since they did not find these individuals, they ransacked their homes and did not find anything as well.

READ ALSO: Ashanti Region: Police allegedly butcher 33 -year- old driver

He detailed: “so when they were returning from the girl's place, they met two guys on the street and they just grabbed them. And one of them was asking what he had done, and in trying to explain, they started beating him up, and one of the police personnel went to the patrol vehicle and took a cutlass and cut his back very deeply.”