Police ruin burial ceremony for man killed in Krofrom


The father of Richmond Osei, popularly known as Tawiah, who was killed by the police in Kumasi Krofrom is shocked by the refusal of the Ashanti Regional Police Command to release his body for burial.

Mr. Kwasi Ahinkan, surprised by the posture of the police, said the family has finished the arrangements to perform the burial today but the police are refusing to release the corpse to them which is costing the family.

The family planned to hold the funeral rite today Thursday for the 22-year-old who died after he was allegedly brutalized by the Police in Krofrom but the funeral has been put on hold because the police has ordered management of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital not to release the body to the family.

The situation has created an uneasy calm again in Krofom as the relatives and the youth there are bent on burying the body today.

Speaking on Onua FM’s Yen Sempa hosted by Kwame Karikari Thursday, Mr. Kwasi Ahinka said the police told them they will do the autopsy report again to confirm what actually killed Tawiah but the family wanted to bury him to end the matter.

Mr. Ahinkan said the police have also asked them to bring a letter indicating that they are requesting for the body before they can release him for burial.

This, according to Mr. Ahinkan, will bring huge cost to them because they have done every arrangement to bury him today.

He added that posters, sound system, canopies, drinks, food and any other funeral needs have been purchased for the funeral.


Story by Kweku Antwi-Otoo/Onua FM/3news

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