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Police arrest 3 SHS students for allegedly burning Bolt driver


The Western Regional Police Command has arrested three Senior High School (SHS) students for allegedly burning and killing a bolt driver who is also a Navy officer at Sekondi Baka-Ano.

The suspects, Patrick Baidoo, aged 18, Joseph Lord Nii Adjei Odiku, 17, and Adolf Eshun, 17, are said to have confessed to committing the crime.

The Western Regional Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Olivia Adiku, told the media that the suspects will be put before the court.

“At about 5 pm on December 24, our Regional Intelligence and Operation Unit, based on some intelligence, conducted an operation and arrested the three suspects. All these three are [SHS] students.

“They were arrested in connection with the Bolt driver who was severely burnt on December 22, 2021,” she said.


DSP Adiku further revealed that the suspects will be charged with robbery and murder following the death of the officer they set ablaze.

“Unfortunately, the Bolt driver has passed on. The suspects confessed that they wanted to steal the car from him.

“When they got to Baka-Ano, and they asked him to hand over the keys, he refused, so they poured petrol on him and burnt him.

“They are currently in our custody and would be put before court on the charges of robbery and murder,” she noted.


The Bolt driver who later died at the 37 Military Hospital has been identified as Naval officer AB1 Boateng Okyere.

DSP Adiku said the police won’t make public the names of the suspects’ schools due to security reasons.

Meanwhile, many ride-hailing drivers have expressed fear for their lives following the death of their colleague.



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