Ghana: man found dead in a police cell

Ghana: man found dead in a police cell

A prisoner has been found hanged to death in his cell in the Akatsi district of Ghana’s Volta region, according to reports.

The deceased accused of murder was going through committal at the Akatsi District Court and was remanded to reappear on March 13.

But, he hanged himself ahead of the court date.

Investigation revealed that at about 0350 hours, the counter non-commissioned officer sergeant Gideon Ndsuga visited the cells and detected the accused person was not part of the inmates.

When he inquired, he was told that the deceased was in the washroom, only to find him hanging from the fan hook on the ceiling.

The police suspect no foul play as there were no signs of assault.

His body has been deposited at the Ho Teaching Hospital for preservation and autopsy.

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