Jomoro MP challenges police investigative report on West Hills Mall death

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The Member of Parliament (MP) for Jomoro, Madam Dorcas Afo-Toffey is challenging the police investigative report on the death of Shadrach Arloo at the West Hills Mall.

The Police, on 30th January 2023, started investigations into the circumstances surrounding the death of one Shadrach Arloo at the West Hills Mall in Accra.

However, the pathologist who performed an autopsy on the deceased revealed that the cause of death of Shadrach was a result of Asphyxiation and Obstruction of the airway by a foreign body.

He also retrieved from the throat of the deceased, eight (8) zipped bags containing dry leaves suspected to be narcotic drugs tied in a piece of black polythene.

The retrieved, suspected narcotic substances tested positive for cannabis when submitted for forensic examination, in the presence of all the interested parties.

According to the police, on 3rd February 2023, the police pathologist held a meeting with interested parties to explain the post-mortem examination, present from the deceased side were Madam Dorcas Toffey (Hon. MP, Jomoro), Mr Kofi Armah Buah (Hon. MP, Ellembele), Mr Francis-Xavier Kojo Sosu (Hon. MP, Madina) Mr Amo Blay and Madam Ama Cobbina.

Mr Alfred Osei Boafo was also present for the accused person.

At the meeting, the parties were given the option to have the post-mortem examination conducted by a pathologist of their choice, but they all agreed that the Police Pathologist should conduct the examination.

After the autopsy result was made known, the Jomoro MP, Dorcas Toffey, refuted the police-implied cause of death in an interview with Skyy News.

The MP urges that bad policing lead to the death of the young boy and that the report will be contested.

Source: Patrick Ennimil Arthur

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