Five persons have appeared before the Half-Assini District Magistrate Court for killing a colleague who was in police detention for alleged theft.
The suspects Mathias Armakah, 19, Vulcanizer, John Cudjoe 32, Palm Wine Tapper, Kofi Anlimah, 20 Mason, Nicholas Atsu 27 and Kojo Ofori, 22 both Fishermen have since been remanded to reappear on April 27, 2017 for police to conduct further investigations into the incident.
According to the facts of the case, the deceased 48, who was arrested over an allegation of theft but died following a scuffle he had with other inmates in a police Western Regional Police Commander DCOP Kwasi Duku revealed .
He said the deceased, attempted to forcefully remove the Water Closet (WC) seat in the prison to enable him open the door leading the cells into sea to enable him go and swim having earlier complained he was experiencing some burning sensation on his body.
DCOP Kwasi Duku said at this point the accused persons in a bid to stop him from destroying the water Closet assaulted him and he was later found lying on the floor motionless and was rushed to the Half-Assini Government Hospital for treatment but was pronounced dead on arrival.
The incident he said caused chaos in the town forcing some angry youth to storm the police station and vandalized the police station and attacked the policemen on duty.