Autopsy report exonerates police in alleged Krofom killing

Autopsy report exonerates police in alleged Krofom killing

The family of a 22-year-old man said to have been tortured to death by police officials at Krofrom in Kumasi is said to be angry after an autopsy report suggested that the victim died of natural causes.

Autopsy report exonerates police in alleged Krofom killing

Three Police officers were arrested by the Ashanti regional police command over the killing of the 22-year-old man at Krofrom, a suburb of Kumasi.

The autopsy report said that the deceased, Richmond Osei, died of congestive heart failure.

The report exonerates three police officials who had been accused of beating the young man with the barrels of their guns and shocking him with the tasers until he died, according to a report by myjoyonline.com.

The autopsy report has been rejected by the family, who suspect a cover-up by the police.

Some of them who claimed to have witnessed the police assault Richmond until he died vowed to resort to black magic to deal with his killers.

Richmond's death triggered violent protests at Krofrom last Friday after word spread that the police had beaten him to death.

Angry youth burnt car tyres and blocked roads in the community just near the Manhyia Palace, the seat of the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.  Some of the youth also vandalised vehicles and threatened to attack the Police for allegedly killing Richmond.

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