Late Fijai Taxi Driver: Courts orders Police to produce jeans trousers deceased used to hang himself

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Western Regional Police Command has been ordered by the Sekondi Magistrate Court B to produce before it the alleged trousers the late Fijai taxi driver Joseph Entsie used to hang himself inside Sekondi Police Station Cells.

Again they are to bring records of 15 inmates at the time the taxi driver was brought to Sekondi Police Station for detention.

The case was presided over by Her Worship Rosemary Hayford.

On Friday, June 24th, four police officers appeared before the court and gave their testimony to be used as evidence to set out the facts of the alleged crime, these witnesses were General Corporal Kevin Makafui, General Lance Corporal Osei Yamoah, 3rd witness (Name withheld) and Sergeant Sylvester Worlanyo.

Three (3) of the witnesses, General Lance Corporal Osei Yamoah, General Corporal Kevin Makafui and the 3rd witness (name withheld) were police officers who had an encounter with the deceased taxi driver at the Effia-Nkwanta barrier on that very day, December 25th, 2021, and Sergeant Sylvester Worlanyo was at the counter when the deceased was brought into the Sekondi Police Station as a suspect.

Sekondi Magistrate Court B Resumes Sitting at 2 pm today.

Background:

On December 25, 2021, the late Joseph Entsie was arrested and detained in custody at the Sekondi Central Police Station for allegedly breaking traffic rules.

The driver was later pronounced dead while in police custody on the same day. The police announced to the family that their relative committed suicide whilst in custody and that caused his death.

The body was then deposited at the Effiankwanta Regional Hospital Morgue and later transferred to a mortuary at Funkoe.

A coroner ordered an autopsy to be conducted to ascertain the real cause of the death of the taxi driver.

From this, a pathologist at the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital known as Dr Erskine on January 10, 2022, conducted the examination.

According to the family, the pathologist communicated to them that the real cause of death of their relative was not a result of hanging as alleged by the police.

The lawyer indicated that the family is demanding the full autopsy report from the pathologist.

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