The late Francis Tetteh Botchay’s family has appealed to the new Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr David Asante Apeatu to ensure that justice prevailed by bringing to book the four police officers who killed their relative.
According to the family, they were still in shock and disappointment as to why the police personnel who were paid by the citizens’ tax to protect them should rather turn round and be killing them without any provocation.
Mr Garry Nimako, the Counsel for the deceased family at a news conference to register their dissatisfaction at the turn of event said they were surprised that uptil now, none of the four police personnel who without any attack or exchange of gun battle committed the heinous crime of killing Francis Tetteh Botchay in his home and have not been arrested, even though they admitted to the offence.
Mr Nimako said there was empirical evidence with prime eyewitness to the barbaric act by the police who were supposed to protect the residents when they were under attack.
Francis Tetteh Botchay on December 29, last year was forced out of his room at Miotso near Prampram by the four officers.
“The uniformed men asked him to lie down after which they shot him severally on the head as his brain and blood gushed out.
Frightened by the police action, Mohammed Dziwornu, a Mason working for the deceased asked why they shot and killed his master, only for the police to opened fire on him killing him too instantly,” the council said.
Mr Nimako said the only defence the policemen could put up when confronted by the deceased’s brother, Mr Daniel Botchay was that it was a mistake.
Mr Daniel Botchay who narrated the events leading to his brother’s unfortunate death said he was called out of his house by these four policemen, asked to lie on the ground as they shot him a number of times killing him instantly.
He appealed to the government particularly the IGP to as a matter of urgency arrest the four policemen and subject them to the full rigours of the law.