IGP investigates police officers who allegedly assaulted man to death

The Ghana Police Service has commenced an investigation into the allegation of assault by some of its officers who assaulted a 32 year old man to death at West Hills mall in Accra.

The deceased, Shadrach Arloo, 32, was scheduled to travel to Germany on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 but 24-hours before that journey, he had an encounter with some persons, said to be policemen that resulted in his death.

Arloo was allegedly beaten to death by one of the said policemen, assisted by suspected private security guards around the West Hills Mall area in Accra on Monday afternoon.

The Incident

His sister, Perpetual Didier, a gospel musician told Graphic Online that, Shadrach had gone to the mall for shopping to buy some items he was expected to carry along to Germany for his elder sister.

She said their sister had facilitated his documentation and travel.

The deceased, Shadrach Aloor

On his way out of the mall premises, he was reportedly confronted by the the said policemen numbering about four and the private guards, Graphic reports.

The policemen are said to have demanded that he hands over his luggage for a search which he rejected and insisted he was not going to do so.

Her explanation, according eyewitnesses was that, he suspected that the police can plant something in it to incriminate him so he rather wanted it done at a nearby police station.

This resulted in an altercation, during which Shadrach was reportedly beaten and tased, resulting in his death.


The case has since been reported at the SCC Police station and the body has been deposited at the Police Hospital morgue in Accra.

But a press statement issued Tuesday night (Jan 31, 2023) by the Police indicated the Police Professional Standards Bureau (PPSB) has commenced an investigation into the allegation and has contacted Perpetual Didier to assist the investigation.

“We would like to assure the public of a thorough investigation into the matter,” a statement signed by Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Mr Victor K. Dosoo for the Director of Police Public Affairs said.

It said the police’s attention was drawn to the video of Perpetual Didier on social media in which she alleged that a police officer has caused the death of her brother.



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