There has been many speculations and some accusations concerning the death of Sly Tee Samrich Kwasi, the Ghanaian who sadly passed away last Saturday the 17th of November 2018 in Finland. People with no idea of what happened are accusing me and spreading falsehood about me, without even asking me about the incident. I therefore find it necessary to come out now and tell the story as it is.
This is not to accuse anyone of anything, but just to say it as it was. We (Sammy, the guy who died, and I) were driving home from the party on Saturday when police stopped the car. They ask Sly Tee Samrich Kwasi to blow the alcohol meter two times and he did that. The police asked him how much alcohol he has taken and he said just a bottle of beer.
We were still sitting in the car when Sly Tee Samrich Kwasi decided to get down and approach the police. I asked him to sit down but he went anyway. I assumed that he wanted to plead with the police. After sitting in the car for about 3 mins, I came down from the car to check why Sly Tee Samrich Kwasi hasn’t come back. When I got down, I saw Sly Tee Samrich Kwasi on the floor and the police trying to handcuff him. He was shouting for help and he called my name and said they are killing me, I can’t breath, I have asthma.
From where I was standing, I was shouting at the police to leave him. The police asked me to leave the scene because I was obstructing them. The police didn’t leave him and continues to cuff him until he was not moving anyway. I don’t know for sure why the police did not stop cuffing him. They may have their own reason. The police then tried to revive him but they failed, so are the paramedics who were called in later. So they rushed him to hospital. I did not see what happened before he was put to the ground. All I know is that he was not aggressive when the police checked his alcohol level, and he was not aggressive when I saw him on the floor.
From what I saw on the floor, I can only say that he was struggling and fighting for his life. Reports from the newspapers saying that he was handcuffed and the police tried to tie his legs as well because he was aggressive, are all false. The police put the cuff on only one of his hand and not even both. Now, those who personally know me know that I don’t go to parties with my own car. I always use public transport, which is free for me because of my job as a bus driver. I don’t take my car because I know that I may be tempted to drink.
For me, I don’t drink and drive. However, on this day, Sly Tee Samrich Kwasi wanted to drive the car and he kinda was enjoying driving it. That is the main reason why we went with a personal car in the first place. Speculations that I was the one driving the car and quickly gave it to Sly Tee Samrich Kwasi when the police stopped the car, are all lies aimed goo tarnish my name. Other speculations that Sly Tee Samrich Kwasi sped off when the police stopped the car are also false and lies. I want to strongly say that any other story related to this incident that deviates from what is said here is not accurate.
The only part of the incident I can’t comment on is what actually happened between Sly Tee Samrich Kwasi and the police before they pinned him down. And what happened when the ambulance took him to the hospital. This incident is really sad and I only wish that people and the Finnish media will look and ask for the facts of the incident rather than fabricating stories just to suit their own interest.
May your soul rest in peace, SAMMY.