A female police corporal, Elizabeth Ahoa, has died under suspicious circumstances at her home town of Half Assini in the Jomoro Municipality of the Western Region, after being admitted into a prayer camp.
The deceased was stationed in the Asamankese District, but applied for sick leave to receive treatment at her home town, Half Assini.
Managers at the Adjazer Prayer Camp are currently being assisting the police in investigations to determine what led to the death of the police officer. Her body has since been deposited at Half Assini government hospital morgue for preservation.
This incidence comes at a time the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has observed that patients in the country continue to be subjected to all forms of inhumane treatment without recourse to their conditions in prayer camps.
It registered its worry over the disturbing development where patients are confined to ‘prayer camps’ and tortured under the guise of dispossessing them of evil spirits.
“Their fundamental human rights are abused at these prayer camps where some are even chained, starved and whipped. It will shock you to know that some of them are sometimes chained and left under the mercy of the bad weather”, an official revealed.
Dr. Nsiah Asare, Director General of the Ghana Health Service, observed that the ‘dehumanizing and degrading’ conditions which these patients are subjected to, is very disturbing.