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Police Constable to Face Charges for Manslaughter for ‘Killing’ Colleague

Kujo Johnson Adzato, 39, a former Security man of the defunct Ghana Telecom, died a day after a brawl with Afrifa at a drinking spot at Somey, a suburb of Ho.

May 25, 2018

The Ghana Police Service Command in the Volta Region has stated that Constable Bright Afrifa who allegedly killed his friend Kujo Johnson Adzato over a bottle of beer is likely to face charges for manslaughter.

Kujo Johnson Adzato, 39, a former Security man of the defunct Ghana Telecom, died a day after a brawl with Afrifa at a drinking spot at Somey, a suburb of Ho.

Constable Bright Afrifa who has since been interdicted according to the Volta Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) George Tufuor is awaiting trial.

According to the facts of the case,  the deceased who lived in the same community with the Police Officer entered a drinking spot in the area, where he met the Officer having some drinks.

He said the deceased jokingly tried to take the Officer’s drink, which resulted in a scuffle, with Adzato falling unconscious outside the drinking spot.

The source said ‘a Good Samaritan’ saw Adzato lying outside the drinking spot lifelessly and prevailed on Afrifa to take Adzato to the hospital.

He said Afrifa obliged but took Adzato to his (Adzato) house and left him in the room.

The source said Adzato’s relations rushed him to the Volta Regional Hospital the next day, in view of his deteriorating condition but he died later in the day.

An official complaint was lodged with the police leading to the arrest of the suspect.

Meanwhile, family of the deceased who is calling for justice, believe the cop deliberately perpetrated the act and insist the law must take its course.

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