Member of Parliament(MP) for Jomoro Constituency, Dorcas Affo-Toffey has totally rubbished police report suggesting that Shadrach Arloo, the man who was allegedly killed by a police officer and a private guard at the West Hills Mall, died of asphyxiation and obstruction of the airway by a foreign body.
The police, in a statement issued on Tuesday, February 7 2023, and signed by Grace Ansah-Akrofi, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Director, Public Affairs, had said due process was followed in the conduct of the post-mortem.
“On 7th February 2023, a post-mortem examination was conducted on the deceased's body in the presence of Alfred Boafo, father of the accused, Dr Rosana Polinicio Segborwortso Pathologist of GA East Municipal hospital representing the accused, Mr Francis Xavier Sosu lawyer for the deceased, Louis Melabah Edeafor, uncle of the deceased, Isaac Anim Anno, father of the deceased and Anna Cobbina sister of the deceased.
“The pathologist gave the verbal cause of death as Asphyxiation and Obstruction of the airway by a foreign body. He also retrieved from the throat of the deceased, eight (8) zipped bags containing dry leaves suspected to be narcotic drugs tied in a piece of black polythene.
"The retrieved, suspected narcotic substances tested positive for cannabis when submitted for forensic examination, in the presence of all the interested parties,” the Police statement read.
Discussing the issue on NEAT FM’s morning show, 'Ghana Montie', the lawmaker, Dorcas Affo-Toffey said the report is misleading – claiming the police rather manhandled Shadrach Arloo.
“Everything shows he was beaten and I have pictures,” she told host Kwesi Aboagye.
Adding that, “bad policing led to his death, we know what the police is capable of doing in this country.”