An engineer with Africa World Airlines Prince Kwabena Kumi has been shot dead in a bush near a Police checkpoint at Akyem Oda in the Eastern region.
The body was discovered after a search was mounted by his family who had gone days without hearing from him.
The deceased was enroute from Accra to Akyem Asuboa on Saturday to celebrate the Easter Holidays with his family.
According to the family, there were marks of assault on the body at the time of discovery. The body was conveyed to the Morgue by the Police pending further investigations.
The family said they later found his car parked at the Police station looking washed up. They believe the deceased was brutalized to death by the Police, an accusation the police deny.
A cousin of the deceased Gideon Saka told Francis Abban on the Morning Starr Wednesday that the family will take legal action if the Police does not give them tangible explanation on his cause of death.
“We saw the car of my cousin at the Akroso Police Station. They seized the car with reason that he was drunk. We searched for him and found him killed on the road stretch from Akroso Police Station. His phone was still in the car. if you check the vehicle now, it’s been washed and does not look like a traveling vehicle. If he is drunk and you have impounded his car, find ways and means to get him home, for now I know my cousin is with the police. Any policeman you meet at the station says he was not around because the issue happened in the evening,” he recounted.
Meanwhile, the Eastern regional Police command says the matter will be investigated thoroughly to uncover the circumstances surrounding the death.
” All I know is the gentleman was found dead in the bush. When a person is found driving drunk, the vehicle is supposed to be impounded and the person detained then a statement would be taken from him. It’s unfortunate such a brilliant person has died under such circumstances but I can assure the family that a professional investigations will be done and the culprits will be punished,” ASP Ebenezer Tetteh told Morning Starr.
The late Prince Kwabena Kumi was a graduate of the Shenyany Aerospace University in China.