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By Boakye Baafi, GNA

Ejisu (Ash),
April 21, GNA –
Ghanaians have been advised
to desist from administering instant Justice to suspected criminals found in
their communities since it made investigation difficult for the police to
establish facts.

Police Chief
Superintendent Stephen Tane Ngissah, Ejisu Divisional Police Commander, gave
this advice in an interview with the Ghana News Agency at Ejisu in the Ashanti
Region concerning a recent incident which occurred at Besease in the Ejisu
Municipality.

He explained
that some few weeks ago his outfit had an information that an unknown mob
attacked one James Oppong, who was allegedly accused of stealing a pregnant
sheep at Besease.

Superintendent
Ngissah said that when the police got to the scene the alleged thief was beaten
and became unconscious with the said stolen sheep with him on a street.

He indicated
that the alleged thief was pronounced dead on arrival at the Ejisu Government
Hospital and the body was deposited at the Juaben Government Hospital mortuary
pending investigations.

The Divisional
Commander expressed worry about such actions that were done by the public when
they arrested alleged criminals in their communities.

He stated that
it was unlawful for anyone to take the law into his hands to harass and murder
a suspected criminal and the police would allow the law to take it’s cause when
such people were arrested.

He disclosed
that the work became difficult for the police to gather all the facts about the
case for prosecution at law court when the prime suspect was dead.

Superintendent
Ngissah appealed to the public to hand any alleged criminal to the police to
handle.

GNA



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