The wife of the late Bismark Bebli, editor of the General Telegraph newspaper, Mrs. Matilda Bebli, has petitioned the Inspector General of Police, Mr. David Asante -Apeatu to investigate circumstances leading to the death of her husband.
Mr Bebli, who turned 48 years on January 13, 2017, died the same day in a motor accident at Kasoa in the Central Region.
The accident was said to have occurred opposite the Kasoa Police Station when the once Daily Express editor was knocked down together with a policeman on duty, by an Urvan mini bus with registration number GE 8252-12.
He was rushed to the Justab Hospital in the area for prompt medical treatment before he was referred to the Kasoa Polyclinic where he was pronounced dead.
In the petition sighted by The Ghanaian Times yesterday, Mrs. Bebli attributed late Bismark Bebli’s death to carelessness and negligence on the part of some police officers from the Kasoa Police Station.
She alleged that, the car which ran over the deceased had in it a police officer who had arrested the driver for an offence and was anticipating that upon reaching the police station the driver would have turned and parked.
She however said the driver ignored the directive and the police officer himself turned the steer resulting in that fatal accident.
“ When the accident happened, the police officers who were at the accident scene, deliberately picked their colleague to the hospital and left my late husband unattended to and later died,” Mrs. Bebli stated.
Mrs. Bebli explained that if her husband had been taken together with the police officer to the hospital, he won’t have died.
She described the action by the police officers at the Kasoa station on the said date as purely unprofessional and unacceptable.
“I deeply believe that if my husband had been taken together with the police officer to the hospital, he would not have died. I deemed the action by the police officers at Kasoa station on the said date as purely unprofessional and unacceptable,” Mrs. Bebli said in the petition.
The late late Bismark Bebli was a trained teacher and journalist of longstanding who had previously worked with a number of media outlets including the Chronicle and the Daily Star which he established in 2013. He also taught at Eddhley International School in Dansoman in the late 1990s.
By Times Reporter