The Assistant Superintendent of Police, (ASP) Isaac Otsin has cautioned the general public to desist from peddling false information, as it can attract imprisonment.
The call became necessary when according to ASP Otsin, they had information regarding a supposed ritual murder of a 76 year old woman. One Rebecca Apertey Mamle, a resident of Ogome Kplade a suburb of Yilo Krobo Municipality is alleged to have had her tongue, breast, fingers and private parts removed. And then buried by the family without notifying the police about the incident.
‘’We had information in our office that about two weeks ago an old woman was murdered and buried by the family, without informing the police. The news spread even to the police headquarters so we had to act upon the information received’’ he disclosed.
He said the police administration upon hearing, responded quickly, sort for a court order to exhume the corpse to authenticate the information peddled by the public. After the pathologist, Dr Owusu Afriyie examined the body, they realized that the information was false as all parts of the woman’s body were in place and hadn’t been tampered with.
‘’After the Pathologist from Ghana Police Hospital , Dr Owusu Afriyie conducted the checks, it came out clear that the information earlier communicated wasn’t true. This cost us a lot of money, time and resources. So why will somebody go to the extent of causing panic and fear among people’’ he lamented.
Mr Isaac Otsin warned Ghanaians on the extremity of such acts, and the punishments it warrants. And thus they should desist from such acts.
Adding that the police will prosecute the culprit to serve as a deterrent to others.
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