The deceased was arrested for the offences of threat of harm and assault. He was subsequently invited by the police and detained on July 27, 2022.
He is reported to have died on July 28, 2022, at about 11:00 hours.
According to reports, the lifeless body of the late Kyere was found hanging from the iron bars at the vent of the cell washroom. He reportedly tied his neck with a nylon singlet he wore while in custody.
General Constable Abdulai Iddrisu Mohammed of the Keyeremasu Police Station, counter NCO on duty, found the motionless body of the deceased.
With the assistance of Inspector Joseph Danso and General Constable Joseph Naaman, they rushed the deceased to the Presbyterian Health Center at Kyeremasu but were instantly referred to the Presbyterian Hospital at Dormaa Ahenkro where he was pronounced clinically dead.
The mortal remain of Mr. Kyere has since been deposited at the Presbyterian Hospital Morgue for autopsy and the Police have commenced investigations into the incident.
The Dormaa East District Chief Executive, Emmanuel Kofi Agyeman accompanied by Chief Superintendent of Police, Anthony Appiah, Dormaa Divisional Police Commander, and Assistant Superintendent of Police Benjamin Kuoko, Dormaa Divisional Crime Officer, on the same day at about 17:00 hours, visited the family of the deceased at their residence at Kyeremasu and officially informed them about the incident.
On behalf of the team, Mr. Agyeman expressed condolences to the family and assured them of thorough investigations into the matter.
Meanwhile, some youth of the area who gathered at the deceased’s family residence expressed unhappiness with the manner the Police handled the matter.
Others also threatened to attack Police officers in the area if it is established that there was any foul play on their part.
Some of the youth, therefore, accompanied members of the deceased’s family to visit the cell where the incident occurred.