The Police Administration has started investigations into the circumstances that led to the death of Frank Owusu-Darko, who was allegedly murdered and dumped in a swimming pool at New Achimota.
Frank was said to have gone to the De Temple Social Centre, meters away from his house to swim but never returned home alive.
The deceased was later found at the bottom of the De Temple swimming pool the next day, with his neck broken.
Chief Inspector Joseph Benefo Darkwah, the Public Relations Officer, Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, told DAILY GUIDE that the case was transferred from the Mile 7 police station, under which jurisdiction the incidence happened, to the headquarters last Tuesday, for thorough investigations to begin.
He said a team of professional investigators have already been dispatched to the scene to begin their work.
Describing the matter as a murder case, Inspector Darkwa noted that the headquarters is the right place to investigate such cases since it has the sophisticated gadgets and expertise to get to the bottom of the matter than the district and divisional levels.
“We have the expertise, and the facilities to do more forensic investigation into murder cases and the Police will make sure to contact stakeholders such as pathologist, and others to help us in our investigations.”
He said the Police would only order the body for burial after an intensive examinations has been conducted on it, as well as being furnished with sufficient explanation on the result of the autopsy report.
“We will need the body for thorough examination so that if there is any foul play as people suspect, the perpetrators could be brought to book,” he added.
Stressing further, Inspector Darkwah said no person had been arrested over the case.
“We the Police will not base our investigations on hearsay, we will investigate to the bottom of the case and if any person is found foul, the law will take its course.”
He therefore assured the parents of Frank Owusu-Darko, who had just completed Junior High School and preparing for SSH, and the public to exercise patience and assist the police in their investigations.
It will be recalled that a 15-year-old boy, Frank Owusu-Darko, was mysteriously found dead beneath a swimming pool of De Temple Social Centre at new Achimota on August 8, 2009.
An autopsy report suggests that Frank died of ‘strangulation’. According to the report signed by a pathologist at the Police Hospital, the intermediate cause of death was a “completely broken neck”.
As a result, the family believes that Frank’s body might have been dumped into the pool after he was murdered.
By Linda Tenyah
Friday, August 21, 2009
Police Probe Achimota Murder Case
Ghana Pundit Headline News
Pan Africa News
Peacefm Online - News with a vision
The Times - World News
The Times - Africa News
Pambazuka News :Emerging powers in Africa Watch
AfricaNews - RSS News
The Zimbabwe Telegraph
BBC News | Africa | World Edition
My Blog List
Guest Post: Desert Mirage: Fact-checking China in Namibia - *This guest post is by Jyhjong Hwang, the Senior Research Assistant at the** China-Africa Research Initiative at Johns Hopkins SAIS. * On Sunday, *The New...3 months ago
A Leopard can’t change its skin: PNDC versus Rev. Charles Palmer Buckle, NDC versus Rev Martey & Otabil - The Catholic Standard, before it was banned by the PNDC government of Jerry John Rawlings in 1985, was Ghana’s oldest private newspaper, owned by the Catho...10 months ago