Late Fijai Taxi Driver: Court orders doctor to take body measurement of deceased after trousers was presented in court
The Sekondi Magistrate Court B has ordered Effia-Nkwanta Hospital Pathologist, Dr Isaac Erskine or any abled expert to take full body measurement of the deceased Fijai taxi driver, Joseph Entsie who died in Police custody.
This comes after the court requested for the jeans trousers the deceased used to hang himself to commit suicide to be brought to court after which the Lawyer for the family of the deceased, Lawyer Ebo Donkor took a measurement of the waist which resulted in 35.5 inches.
The lawyer prayed to the court that to prove the jeans really belonged to the deceased, an expert will need to take full body measurement of the deceased, including the waist to which the judge agreed by ordering Dr Erskine, the pathologist who first did an autopsy on the deceased or any other abled specialist to do so.
The deceased, Joseph Entsie, 53 years old was a taxi driver that ply his taxi business from the Fijai junction to Sekondi and its environs. He is said to have died by hanging himself at the Sekondi District police cells when he was in the custody of the police for breaking some traffic regulations on December 25th 2021.
This the family is currently contesting in law court following an initial autopsy report that proved otherwise.
However, four (4) police officers who had an encounter with the deceased have appeared before the court and give their testimony as evidence to set out the facts of the alleged crime. These officers are General Corporal Kevin Makafui, General Lance Corporal Osei Yamoah, Lance Corporal Larassi and Sergeant Silvester Worlanyo.
The current Police officer who is being crossed examined is Inspector General Tetteh Nanor, the case has been adjourned to 2 pm on Tuesday, July 28.