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Krofrom brutality: Autopsy report exonerates police


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An autopsy report has explained that Osei Tawiah who was allegedly beaten by policemen at the Kumasi suburb of Krofom last week died of a natural cause.

The 22-year-old Tawiah died on Friday after some policemen who were said to be chasing suspected armed robbers on a motorbike pounced on him and mistook him to be an armed robber.

Eyewitnesses said Tawiah had left his bag behind a house and went to the public toilet only to be arrested by the police team.

The police were said to have handcuffed and beat him up while his family members looked on since his house was close to where the incident happened.

He was said to have been pushed to the ground and crashed his head.

All this was said to have happened within 30 minutes and that the police claimed they were chasing two robbers on a bike.

Confusion ensued in the area after the incident as protestors burned tyres, smashed bottles on the streets and brandished cutlasses and other weapons and threatened to revenge the death of their brother and colleague.

Following the release of the autopsy report on Tuesday, which stated Tawiah died from a natural cause, some youth of the Kumasi suburb who disagree with the conclusions in the report blocked portions of the main street which links the Suame roundabout to the Airport roundabout in a protest, Graphic Online’s Daniel Kenu reports.

They reportedly chased out police officers who had been detailed to maintain law and order in the place.