Prime News Ghana

Man in police custody at Akatsi found dead

By primenewsghana
facebook sharing button Share
twitter sharing button Tweet
email sharing button Email
sharethis sharing button Share

The Volta Regional Police Command has confirmed the death of an inmate who was found hanging in the Akatsi cell.

The deceased, Simon Doeve, accused of murder was going through committal at the Akatsi District Court and was remanded to go and back on March 13 but hanged himself ahead of the court date.

The police suspect no foul play as there were no signs of assault.

His body has been deposited at the Ho Teaching Hospital for preservation and autopsy.

Police brief said Doeve was remanded into police custody on February 12, 2024 but hanged himself on the same day.

Investigation revealed that at about 0350 hours, the counter non-commissioned officer sergeant Gideon Ndsuga visited the cells and detected the accused person was not part of the inmates.

When he enquired, he was told Doeve was in the washroom, only to find him hanged on the fan hook on the ceiling with a duster used for cleaning the washroom.

The brief said the family of the deceased was informed by Deputy Commissioner of Police Mr Andrews Boadu Ekumah, the Regional Police Commander.

Afterwards, the family was allowed into the cells to identify him.