The Ghana Police Service have revealed that the suspect at the heart of the West Hills Mall death case, Shadrach Arloo died of choking and obstruction of his airway by a foreign substance.
In a statement dated February 7, 2023, a post-mortem test was conducted on the deceased in the presence of the deceased relatives and lawyers.
According to the autopsy report, the deceased had actually ingested what the police suspected to be a narcotic drug.
The police pathologist found eight zipped packets of dry leaves that were likely drug-related in the deceased’s throat, tied with a piece of black polythene.
The police further submitted the substance for forensic analysis in front of all parties involved where the recovered suspected narcotic substance proved positive for cannabis.
“In view of the outcome of the post-mortem examination, the case docket is being forwarded to the Attorney General’s office for study and advice to determine further police action”, the police statement added.
“We would like to put on record that from the very beginning of this incident, the Police have involved all interested parties in the investigation process.
It is therefore a matter of regret and great dismay, and we dare say un-Ghanaian that people who had all the information on the matter, would behave as though they had no idea of actions that were being taken by the police in respect of the case.”
“We would like to urge the general public to exercise restraint and patience with matters that are under police investigation in order not to worsen the pain of those who are directly affected by such incidents”, the statement concluded.
Below is the full statement