The grieving families of a 26-year-old man who is believed to have died in police custody in Ho, are demanding investigation into the tragic loss of their son.

The deceased, Felix Azibodzi, who hailed from Ziope in the Volta region was said to have been arrested by the police in connection with a robbery incident and sent to the Volta regional police headquarters on Wednesday 9th August but passed away while in custody.

The deceased, according to families, left home healthy and strong on Wednesday, 9th August, 2023 but never returned.

The families told GHOne News they only heard of their son two days after, when police officers from the Volta regional command visited the family to inform them of his arrest and subsequent demise.

The incident has sparked outrage within his community as families accuse the police of murder.

The incident has left families of the deceased with many unanswered questions.

According to the Azibodzi family, checks on the body at the Ho Teaching Hospital morgue indicate that deceased was physically molested while in custody.

Though the police administration in the region is yet to comment on the issue, sources within the service debunked any wrongdoing on the part of the police.

It was, however, confirmed that the deceased was arrested in connection with a car theft on the said Wednesday but was discovered sick the following day, while in custody.

He was believed to have been sent to the hospital on Thursday, August 10, for treatment where he passed.

Source: Abdul-Iddrisu