The Sekondi High Court's commercial division, headed over by Justice Sedina Agbemava, has found that the late 53-year-old Fijai taxi driver, Joseph Entsie, who died in police custody, was slain by police personnel.
On December 25, 2021, the 53-year-old taxi driver at the Fijai cab rank in Sekondi was detained for suspected drunk driving and striking some cops at the Effia Nkwanta Nurses Quarters police checkpoint with his automobile.
He was then taken to the Sekondi police station and locked up.
According to the Western Region Police Command's report, Joseph Entsie was later discovered dead in his cell with his jeans trousers tied around his neck, implying suicide.
However, the pathologist who performed his autopsy advised the family that he did not die by hanging.
The police then requested a second autopsy from a different pathologist but refused to provide the results to the family since they [the family] refused to attend the second autopsy.
The matter was filed to court with the assistance of a Legal Aid Commission counsel, Mr. Ebo Donkor.
Justice Sedinam Avernogbo, who delivered the ruling, directed the attorney general to prosecute the officers involved.
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