Alleged ‘Western Togolander’ dies in police custody

An alleged secessionist member who was arrested together with 90 others by joint security team in the Volta Region has died in police custody.

A lawyer for the accused, Theophilus Donkor told Accra-based Citi FM on Thursday that “as far as I know, I can confirm to you that one of those persons is no more with us.”

He was among the over 100 people who were flown to Accra for their alleged involvement in the action for which they are standing trial for.

He also indicated that the police has not informed the deceased’s family about the incident as the police are yet to present an official complaint about the situation.

“Because as far as we know in Ghana, which I know they [police] know, that the dead body belongs to the family so the family should have been consulted by this time, but they have decided, or they are deliberately deciding not to communicate that information to the family,” he added.

By Laud Nartey||Ghana

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