Angry residents from the Ekpu community in the Half Asini District in Ghana on Wednesday attacked the District Police station over the death of a suspect who died in a police cell. The deceased was arrested after he was accused of stealing ladies dress and made to spend more than 72 hours in cells after allegedly denied bail.
It was reported that on his second day in the cell, the deceased identified as Kwabena Assuah was said to have shouted a number of times and complained of seeing scary images inside the cell before his death.
According to Graphic Online, when relatives of the deceased found out about the incident and asked for answers, the police said a cellmate attacked him and resulted in his death. The reply which didn’t go down well saw a moblized mob storm the police station in angry protest.During the attack, they manhandled a policeman on duty, damaged louver blades and a police vehicle with registration number GP 3200.
They also overturned the police counter, smashed it and took away the station diary, register of offences book and other documents. However, the Police Intelligence and Professional Standards unit (PIPSi) has started investigations into the matter. Watch the video below..