Three Senior High School pupils from Ghana’s Western Regional Police Command have been detained for allegedly lighting a Bolt driver on fire.
On Wednesday, December 22, Patrick Baidoo, 18, Joseph Lord Nii Adjei Odiku, 17, and Adolf Eshun, 17, set fire to Naval officer AB1, Boateng Okyere Boateng at Bakano, Sekondi.
After being evacuated from the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital, the Bolt driver died at the 37 military hospital.
The three suspects admitted to the horrible conduct when the driver refused to hand over the keys to them as they attempted to grab the automobile, according to police.
Olivia Ewurabena Adiku, the regional police command’s public relations officer, verified the news to journalists on Tuesday.
“At about 5 pm on December 24, our team from the Regional Intelligence and Operation Unit, based on some intelligence, conducted an operation and arrested three suspects namely Patrick Baidoo, aged 18; Joseph Lord Nii Adjei Odiku, aged 17; and Adolf Eshun, aged 17,” All these three sustained burnt wounds from the December 22, 2021 incident,” she noted.
DSP Adiku did not disclose the institutions these students attend due to security reasons.
She said the suspects will be arraigned and charged accordingly, of which the charges are likely to include robbery and murder following the death of the officer they set ablaze.
“Unfortunately, the Bolt driver has passed on. The suspects confessed that they needed money and wanted to rob him of the car. When they got to Baka-Ano, and they asked him to hand over the keys, he refused; hence they poured the petrol on him and burnt him. The three are currently in our custody and would be put before court on the charges of robbery and murder“, DSP Olivia Adiku added.