The 22-year-old boy Richmond Osei alias Tawiah who died out of police brutality has been laid to rest on Thursday at Anwiankwanta, a suburb of Kumasi amidst invocation of curses by the family.
Tawiah was allegedly brutalized to death by the police on patrol duties after he was mistaken as a thief.
The family put some items such as eggs, cutlass, knife, a piece of kente cloth, a pair of shoes, cup and a broom in the deceased’s casket.
In an interview with Ultimate News one of the family members Ama Akyea explained, ‘its all about tradition, we want him to haunt his killers by using these items, he shouldn’t allow them to go scot free, he should deal with them in equal measure, we want him to use the cutlass to butcher the police involved in the act and any management member of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) who also has a hand in his death’.
Family members and the youth in the area who were crying were spotted wearing red bands on their wrist and heads.
There was heavy security presence to ensure that the youth do not go on rampage.