In a Mankessim police cell, a journalist and a cab driver were found hanged to death. A 29-year-old journalist who also worked as a taxi driver passed away in a prison cell at the Mankessim Jedu Divisional prison Command in the Central Region with a rope around his neck.
According to information acquired by Kasapa News Yaw Boagyan, the deceased, Kwame Egyama, also known as Big Money, was stopped by the police while operating as a cab driver but refused to stop.
He was apprehended the following day after police spotted him and pursued him on their motorcycle. He was next taken to the Mankessim Jedu Divisional Police cell, where he made a call to the owner of his vehicle.
When the automobile owner arrived at the police station, the matter was resolved, and he agreed to cover whatever fees the officers are requesting. In order to settle the case in fifteen minutes, he made the decision to go home and get some cash.
a journalist and a cab driver were found hanged to death.
However, the owner of the car received a call from the police informing him that the suspect had hanged himself with a rope in a jail cell.
According to the report, the deceased had already been transferred to the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital Mortuary by the police before the car owner arrived at the station without notifying the family.
Speaking to Mr. Moses Ocran, the deceased’s father, he requested information from the Mankessim Jedu police on how his son obtained the rope to hang himself while being held by the authorities.
He claimed he does not understand why police did not notify the family after putting the body in the mortuary, leading them to believe the police killed the man.
Mr. Moses Ocran protested the police’s decision to perform an autopsy when the family had not requested one.
The mother of the dead from Ekumfi Assaman, along with the rest of the family, have threatened to curse the police for allegedly killing their son and tying a rope around his neck.
As a result, the family has demanded justice and urged Inspector General of Police George Akuffo Dampare to take action.