The Western Regional Police Command has arrested three Senior High School students in connection with the Bolt driver identified as Boateng Okyere who was set ablaze at Bakano in Sekondi Wednesday night, December 22, 2021.
The three students are Patrick Baidoo, aged 18, Joseph Lord Nii Adjei Odiku, 17, and Adolf Eshun, aged 17 years.
According to Police, the three suspects confessed to committing the heinous act following the driver’s unwillingness to hand over the car keys to them as they tried to snatch the car.
According to the Western Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Olivia Ewurabena Adiku,
“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, 17, and Adolf Eshun, aged 17 years. All these three sustained burnt wounds from the December 22, 2021 incident ″.
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 further mentioned.
The Bolt driver who died at the 37 Military Hospital after he was transferred there, from the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital has been identified as Naval Officer AB1 Boateng Okyere.