Three teenagers who are said to be behind the burning to death of a Navy officer at Bakado near Sekondi have been arrested.
The victim, LS Okyere Boateng, died on Friday at the 37 Military Hospital, where he was receiving treatment from the severe burns he sustained in the attack on Wednesday, December 22.
Western Regional Police Command’s Public Relations Officer DSP Olivia Ewurabena Adiku, who confirmed the arrest to Connect FM‘s Nhyiraba Paa Kwesi Simpson, says the suspects, all students and aged 17 and 18, have confessed to committing the heinous crime.
According to the police, the suspects say they wanted to snatch the car the officer was using for online services but he was being stubborn, hence their action.
They will be arraigned before court on Wednesday, December 29, according to the Police.
Report reaching myrepubliconline.com indicates that Sekondi-Takoradi based Bolt driver who was set ablaze by some unknown passengers is dead.
The driver believed to be a navy officer sustained burns from his face and several parts of his body after the passengers poured petrol on him and set him on fire at Bakano in Sekondi.
Report says he was transferred to the 37 Military Hospital after the incident but gave up the ghost on December 26, 2021.
“When I arrived there he was so burnt and he said they poured petrol on him and lit a match thinking he would get out so they can abscond with his car but because he was in his seat belt I guess he was unable to flee,” Edmund narrated.
“The health workers really delayed before attending to my colleague as they were waiting for us to show his health insurance and they did not really attend to him before his colleagues came and they realised he was a navy person. Our friend was in pains and his colleagues who are even from Navy could not look at him due to the extent of the scars,” Edmund further revealed.