Deceased’s family demands arrest of policemen who buried suspect that died in custody
The family of the man who was manhandled in custody till he died and allegedly buried him secretly is calling for the arrest of the three police officers involved in the act.
The deceased, Abu Bukari Gbaharah was reported to have smashed the windscreen of the car belonging to the Manager of Nkoranman Rural bank and was sent to the Seikwa police station where it is alleged he was handcuffed to a pillar at the station.
When his health deteriorated, died. However, the officers, with the help of others, secretly buried him but later exhumed him when rumours went round according to reports.
Although the family commends the Inspector General of Police, James Oppong Buannuh as well as the Bono Regional Police Commander for interdicting the officers, they insist arresting them will resonate well with the family.
Speaking to JoyNews during the one week celebration, the deceased’s senior brother, Haruna Bukari Gbaharah has appealing to the police to take steps and release the body to the family.
He stated that since the body of his brother has been exhumed, the reburial will take place in their hometown after performing some rituals in line with the tradition of the people of Sissala.