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Irate youth in Krofrom, a suburb of Kumasi in the Ashanti region, are said to be on the rampage.

Aside having blocked the main street which links the Suame roundabout to the Airport roundabout, they are reportedly burning tyres in the streets and chasing police officers detailed to maintain law and order in the area.

According to HelloFM's Senior Reporter, Sampson Nyamekye, the action by the angry youth is premised on the conclusions of an autopsy report which was made public today.

They are unhappy with the report which exonerated three Police officers accused of the death of a 22-year-old man Osei Tawiah who was arrested in the area last week.

Peacefmonline.com sources say, the autopsy report conducted by pathologists at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital indicates the deceased, who the Police suspected to be a criminal, died of a congestive heart failure.


22-year-old Tawiah died on Friday after some policemen who were said to be chasing suspected armed robbers on a motorbike pounced on him and mistook him to be an armed robber.

Eyewitnesses said Tawiah had left his bag behind a house and went to the public toilet only to be arrested by the police team.

The police were said to have handcuffed and beaten him up while his family members looked on since his house was close to where the incident happened.  

He was said to have been pushed to the ground and crashed his head. The police claimed they were chasing two robbers on a bike.

All this was said to have happened within 30 minutes.

Confusion ensued in the area after the incident as protestors burned tyres, smashed bottles on the streets and brandished cutlasses and other weapons and threatened to revenge the death of their brother and colleague.

The three police officers were then arrested by the Kumasi Police pending the outcome of investigations and the autopsy report.

Source: Peacefmonline.com/Ghana

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