Manhyia North MP vows to get justice for constituents after man died in police cells

Ghana Crime News-The Member of Parliament for Manhyia-North, Hon Collins Owusu Amankwah has sworn to get justice for his constituents following the death of a 55 year old man at the cells of the Tafo-Nhyiaeso Police station.

Borzor Tongo, the deceased and resident of Moshie Zongo, a town within the Manhyia-North constituency is alleged to have died at the cells after being arrested and remanded in prison custody for smoking a banned substance.

But speaking to media men during a visit to the family of the deceased as well as the Zongo Chief last Sunday night, a visibly worried Hon Amankwah expressed his condolences to the family as well as the youth of the community.

The teary-eyed MP promised to pursue the case to its logical conclusion so as to get justice for the family of Borzor and all others in the constituency.

‘’I understand the pain of the family and the youth of Moshie Zongo following what can be described as the untimely death of Borzor but as the MP for this area and Vice Chairman of the Committee of Parliament on Defense and security I promise to follow this case to its logical conclusion so that no one is denied justice ever’’, Hon Amankwah assured.


Speaking to the gathering later, Alhaji Amadu Jandah, the Zongo Chief urged the youth to be calm and rather allow the law to take its course.

The Chief posited that the Police and all other men in the country were not above the law, adding that when investigations are complete as assured by the Divisional Commander, anyone found to have played a part in the death of Borzor will be hauled before the court to answer for it.

Alhaji Janda recalled the time he shared with the deceased, explaining they were playmates in the area and wondered why he could be accused of smoking a banned substance warranting his arrest and detention.

The Chief, however, commended the MP, Hon Amankwah for responding to the issue in a timely manner, adding the youth from information he had gathered were planning a reprisal attack on security men who will be sent to Moshie Zongo.

‘’I am happy our MP is here and in a timely manner to calm nerves and to also assure us of his determination to pursue justice for our brother and any other who may have been directly or indirectly affected by the unfortunate death of Borzor’’, the Chief stated.


Speaking newsmen later, Alhaji Iddrisu, father of the deceased called for justice for his son.

He noted the circumstances surrounding Borzor’s death was unsound and urged the CID handling the investigations to hurry up with it so the family gets to know what killed their son.

Alhaji Iddrisu also appealed to the MP to follow up with the case so that the Police may hasten with the investigations.

He stressed his son could have been rescued noting that an inmate who was with Borzor at the cells indicate the deceased fell ill before his untimely death.

‘’I believe there are more to what the Police is telling us that our son just died at the cells insisting it was not their fault. I am however assured that our MP and other opinion leaders are following up to see what verdict the CID as well as Commander finally brings out’’ Alhaji Iddrisu tearfully noted.

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