Drug detainee found dead inside cell PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 30 July 2017 15:51

A drug suspect was found dead after allegedly committing suicide inside his detention cell at the Olutanga Municipal Police Station last Wednesday.

The victim was identified as Richard Haluag Ho, Sr. who was set to undergo inquest proceedings after being arrested for illegal drug possession at a checkpoint last Tuesday.

A Police Regional Office-9 report said that a duty station guard discovered the victim’s body hanging at the side of the detention cell.  The victim’s mouth was also covered with his extra shirt.

The guard brought the victim to the Bateria Municipal Hospital where the latter expired soon after.

Initial investigation showed that prior to the incident, the detainee requested a cup of coffee from the duty guard.

Around 20 minutes later, the duty guard went back to the detention cell bringing the cup of coffee and discovered the prisoner hanging from the side of his cell.