Kofi Ampoma, the deceased
Kofi Ampoma, the deceased

The family of a 33-year-old driver, allegedly murdered by some police officers at Adomfe in the Asante-Akim South Municipality in October 2019, has rejected an autopsy report on the deceased.

According to them, the cause of death as reported in the autopsy report does not reflect the true incident.

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Speaking in an interview with Adom News, they revealed the autopsy stated their relative died of hypertension and other heart-related diseases which is unacceptable.

The autopsy report is said to have been performed at the Konongo Government Hospital by a pathologist brought from Kumasi on the directive of the Ghana Police Service.

Meanwhile, the family has revealed plans to petition the Inspector General of Police for an independent autopsy to ascertain the real cause of death to ensure justice before the burial of their relative.

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Nana Appiagyei, spokesperson for the family, has also called on the government to cater for the cost of the funeral and pay compensation to the two surviving children of the deceased.

He made these demands when the Acting Regional Coordinating Director, Mrs Emelia Botchway led the Regional Security Committee to visit the family to discuss the way forward and arrangements to bury the deceased.

Commissioner of Police Akwasi Mensah Duku, Ashanti Regional Police Commander, assured the police would not shield any officer found culpable in their investigations.

He added three officers have been interdicted following preliminary investigations and commended the family and residents for their cooperation so far and urged them to trust the police to deliver justice in its investigations.

Mr Alexander Frimpong, the Municipal Chief Executive and the Member of Parliament, Mr Kwaku Asante-Boateng, also gave the assurance that they were keenly following the case to ensure that justice is served.

Source: Adomonline.com | Adom News | Isaac Amoako