The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has taken over investigations regarding a young man who was brutally assaulted by some police personnel at Krofrom in Kumasi.
A statement signed and issued in Accra by the police public affairs director, Superintendent Cephas Arthur has asked residents of Kumasi to exercise restraint as the police get to the bottom of the incident . Irate youth of the Kumasi suburb took to the streets on Friday May 27, 2016 protesting the death of Richmond Osei Tawiah who was arrested by some police personnel on suspicion of being an armed robber.
The residents accused the police of assaulting Tawiah thereby leading to his death and therefore went on rampage blocking roads and threatening to avenge his death. Also, an autopsy report which was released last Tuesday stating that Osei died of natural causes did not also go well with the residents - a development which saw police firing teargas and water cannons at the rampaging youth on Tuesday.