Police Probe Alleged Killing Of Young Man By Officer At A Mall
The Ghana Police Service has said it has initiated investigations into the alleged killing of a young man at West Hills Mall on Sunday by a police officer.
The allegation was made in a viral video by Perpetual Didier, a Ghanaian gospel musician who described the deceased as her brother.
In the viral video, the musician identified the deceased as Shadrack Arloo.
According to her, he went to the mall and withdrew some money to shop for some items he had to travel with to Germany.
“My brother went to the West Hills Mall to shop. He went to withdraw some money. After that, he met a police officer who asked for his bag for a search. He resisted for fear that the officer might plant illicit drugs in his bag and therefore demanded they proceed to a police station”, she recounted in a Facebook live session on her page.
She continued, “so the police officer physically assaulted him and he fell motionless in the process.”
According to her, the officer further used a taser on him which subsequently led to his death.
“I need justice”, she cried out.
The case is with the Kasoa SCC Police station per her statement.
In reaction to this on Tuesday, the Police Service said its attention has been drawn to the video and further disclosed that the Police Professional Standard Bureau (PPSB) has commenced investigations into the allegation.
“We would like to assure the general public of a thorough investigation into the matter.”
Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini