A young man who was in police custody for assault shockingly committed suicide by hanging himself in police cells in the Ashanti Region on Friday, minutes before investigations start.

Police officers at the detention centre at Oforikrom Police Station have been left in shock over the discovery of the lifeless body in their cell.

The Police are shocked that the youngster only identified as Dodzi has taken his own life over a minor assault case.

Dodzi was arrested and detained on Friday by officials of the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit at about 8:05 am.

At about 8:45 am when the counter Police Officer, NCO L/Cpl. Alice Awuni visited the cell to transfer him to the Mahyia Division, she spotted the lifeless body of the suspect hanging with a blanket fastened to his neck.

She raised an alarm and other officers came to the rescue of the suspect. He was rushed to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

The body has since been deposited at the morgue of the same facility pending autopsy.