By Samuel Duodu, Wenchi.
A MAN accused of stealing a goat at Nsawkaw in the Brong Ahafo Region, had died in police custody at Wenchi.
Yaw Fosu, the deceased, was in custody with an accomplice, Kwasi Amoah, after a Wenchi Magistrate Court presided over by Mr Essel Walker had remanded them in custody.
They pleaded guilty to the charge of stealing and were remanded in prison custody to reappear on June 12 but Fosu died three days later.
The two were arrested when they took the carcass to a pork seller, Joe Dagati, to dress it for them.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Prince Osae who confirmed the story said, the body of the deceased had been deposited at the Wenchi Methodist Hospital Mortuary for autopsy.
Sources close to the court told Graphic Nsempa that the deceased and Amoah lived at a shrine called “Bosomkese” at Nsawkaw in the Tain District of the Brong Ahafo Region.
For sometime now, goats had went missing in the town and people suspected the deceased and Amoah to be those behind the stealing.
On June 3, the deceased and his accomplice stole a goat, killed it and hid the carcass at the shrine.
About 8pm on the same day, they took the carcass to Dagati to dress it for them.
Some residents who saw them approached Dagati and questioned him about how he got the goat.
Dagati explained that it was the deceased and his accomplice who brought it to him to dress it for them.
The people, therefore, went to the shrine and arrested the deceased and Amoah and handed them over to the Wenchi Police. Dagati was also arrested.