Kumasi: Police arrest family members in connection with boy's death

BY: Emmanuel Baah
Kumasi: Police arrest family members in connection with boy's death
Kumasi: Police arrest family members in connection with boy's death

Two family members of Master Paul Okyere Boateng, the 10-year-old boy who allegedly committed suicide at Atonsu S-Line in Kumasi have been picked up by the Asokwa Police Command to assist the police in its investigation surrounding their relative's death.

The deceased was on Sunday, August 7, 2021, found dead at his home with his neck in a noose.

The Police has since begun investigations into the matter to unravel the mystery surrounding the boy's death.

Confirmation

Confirming the arrest of the two suspects to Pure FM's Osei Kwadwo, on Wednesday, the Assembly member of the area, Mr Owusu Brempong, aka 'Join the Line', said the police on Tuesday picked up the two.

"We suspect foul play in the death of the boy. When we went into the room that day with the Police, there was nothing that showed that indeed the boy committed suicide", he narrated.

He added that one of the suspects has been identified as the 33-year-old elder brother of the deceased, Yaw Akuoko Sarpong, who reported the matter to the Asokwa Police Command, a day after the incident happened.

In his statement, he told the police that on his return from work, he found the deceased hanging in one of their rooms.

Background

Okyere Boateng on Sunday, August 7, 2021, allegedly committed suicide by hanging at Atonsu S-Line in Kumasi.

The lifeless body of the boy has since been deposited at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) morgue in Kumasi, for preservation and autopsy.

The Assistant Public Relations Officer of the Ashanti Regional Police Command, ASP Mr Godwin Ahianyo on Monday confirmed the death of the boy to the Daily Graphic.

The Command has not yet responded to telephone calls to address the arrest of the two suspects.