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Ketu South: Death of Gbomittah Sylvia Family doubts statement of Police, IGP petitioned

What appears to be a fatal accident in the minds of the Ketu Divisional Command of the Ghana Police Service at Tokor – a suburb of Aflao in the Volta Region, has been challenged by family and friends of the deceased who are of the believe that the death of Madam Sylvia Gbomittah; a teacher at Border Preventive at Aflao is a premeditated murder.

On the evening of April 8, 2022, the Ketu Divisional MTTD was reported to have conveyed the dismembered body of Sylvia Gbomittah to the Ketu South Municipal Hospital. In the police report, the police alleged the death was caused by an accident which was rejected by observers who watched closely the mortal remains of the deceased.

Sections of the public who visited the incident scene observed that the quantity of blood spilled at the scene where the body was collected does not correspond with the impact of damage on the body of the deceased.

Father of the deceased, Raymond A. Y. Gbormittah noted that “that information available to me shows that the incident leading to the death of my late daughter, Sylvia Gbormittah, CAN NOT be an accident as being put out by the local Police unit but a clear case of premeditated action leading to her death”.

The petition is therefore praying the IGP to instruct the homicide unit to open investigations into the death of Sylvia Gbormittah.

Death of Sylvia Gbomittah: Family doubts Statement of Police, IGP Petitioned
The late Sylvia Gbomittah
Death of Sylvia Gbomittah: Family doubts Statement of Police, IGP Petitioned

Below is the full petition sent to the Inspector General Police:

RAYMOND A. Y GBORMITTAH

KETA

13TH MAY, 2022

Inspector-General of Police,

Police Headquarters,

Accra.

Dear Sir,

PETITION REQUESTING THE POLICE SERVICE TO RE-OPEN INVESTIGATIONS INTO THE DEATH OF TEACHER SYLVIA GBORMITTAH, MY DAUGHTER.

  1. That I write to make this special request of your high office to re-open an investigation into the suspected murder of a female teacher by the name Sylvia Gbormittah in the Denu area who was my daughter.
  2. That information available to me shows that the incident leading to the death of my late daughter Sylvia Gbormittah CAN NOT be an accident as being put out by the local Police unit but a clear case of premeditated action leading to her death.
  3. That I am completely surprised to know that a serious issue as that till today did not attract the Homicide Unit of the Police Service to the scene. In fact, the homicide investigators are yet to visit the scene where my daughter’s dismembered body was found.
  4. That looking at the body of my late daughter and observing a few background pictures where the body was collected by the police and a certain unrelated accident scene, I am of the strong belief that a thorough investigation will unearth the circumstances under which Sylvia Gbormittah, my daughter got killed.
  5. That I pray your office instructs your homicide unit to open investigations into the death of Sylvia Gbormittah.
  6. That I humbly attach some pictures of the dismembered body of my late daughter, Sylvia Gbormittah for your perusal.
  7. This is a cry of a father. A parent has a right to know what killed his or her child. Thanks

PETITIONER

RAYMOND A. Y GBORMITTAH, (FATHER OF THE DECEASED).

cc:

Director-General,

Criminal Investigations Department,

Police Headquarters.

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