A 40-year-old man, Kwabena Tweneboah Kodua has become the latest victim of Police brutalities on civilians in the Ashanti Region.
According to information that reached GhanaNewsPage.Com, the late Tweneboah Kodua was attacked by some members of the Police Patrol team on Monday night at Konkori, near Kumasi in the Atwima Kwanwoma District of the Ashanti region.
“They beat him with the barrels of their guns and kicked him on the ground till he started bleeding profusely; they said he was standing in front of his house at a time that he was expected to be sleeping,” mother of the deceased, Maame Adwoa Mena reportedly told Kumasi-based Angel FM.
The late Tweneboah Kodua is said to have been the only person person who was found outside when the police patrol team made up of three police personnel stormed the town to enforce the lock down.
His mother claimed on the radio station that the Police planted ‘wee’ on him, handcuffed him and put him at the bucket of their pick up.
They then assaulted him after he denied knowledge of it, he was attacked severally.
“We were informed in the morning that my son had been admitted at the Kotwi Clinic; when we rushed there, the policemen said he had fallen off from the bucket of the pickup and smashed his head on the ground; they begged me not to make the matter public or the Police Administration would handcuff him on the sickbed and later jail him when he gets better. I didn’t say anything because I feared the consequences as they had threatened me,” she lamented.
The man was said to have died at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital later.
“The deceased was later referred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital when his condition got worse on Tuesday afternoon, all the bills were footed by the policemen who were now begging me to remain quiet over the matter or they lose their jobs, I don’t know their names but I can identify each of them; they said they are stationed at the central police station,” she said.
Source: Ghana | GhanaNewsPage.Com