Autopsy report triggers another violent reaction at Krofrom

kro12Angry youth of Krofrom are on rampage as they register their displeasure over an autopsy report exonerating three police officers in the murder of a 22-year-old man.

The residents in the Ashanti regional town had accused the police officers of using a taser on Richmond Osei aka Tawiah and beating him to death.

They claimed the police mistook him for an armed robber and subjected the deceased to merciless beatings on Thursday May, 26, 2016.

The residents engaged in violent protest which prompted the Ashanti Regional Police Command to arrest the three officers and commenced investigation into the matter.

However an autopsy report by the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) said the man died of Heart failure, which it considered natural.

The autopsy was conducted by Dr Ossei Sampene the Pathologist and his assistant Dr Ernest Adjei all of KATH.

But family members and residents suspect foul play and have vowed to employ their own means to get justice for Richmond.

On Tuesday morning, the resident poured onto the streets to burn car tyres as they menacingly go about in open display of their dissatisfaction.

The youth group, who described the autopsy report as ‘cooked’, clashed with police officers who were deployed to the community to maintain order.

The angry youth smashed a vehicle belonging to the police, TV3’s Ashanti Regional correspondent Benjamin Aidoo reports.

The outnumbered police officers who felt threatened, Benjamin said responded by firing teargas to subdue the crowd.

The police say they want the tension in the community to calm and would later brief the media.

Story by Isaac Essel | | Ghana

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