TRAGIC: Ghana Police investigate death of constable shot by senior colleague

TRAGIC: Ghana Police investigate death of constable shot by senior colleague
Constable shot by Senior Colleague

In a tragic incident on May 5, 2023, a police constable lost his life under disturbing circumstances in the Region. The police have initiated an investigation to uncover the details surrounding the incident.

According to reports, the constable was allegedly shot by one of his senior colleagues from the Western North Regional Police Command while they were returning from an operation. The victim was immediately rushed to the hospital but, sadly, was pronounced dead upon arrival.

In response to the incident, the Inspector-General of Police wasted no time in taking action. A team, led by Commissioner of Police Mrs Habiba Twumasi Sarpong, Director-General/Welfare, was dispatched from to assess the situation and engage with the personnel involved. The team arrived in the region in the early hours of the following day.

Furthermore, the Inspector-General of Police deployed another team, led by Commissioner of Police Mr Christian Tetteh Yohuno, Director-General/Administration, to visit the family of the deceased. The purpose of the visit was to officially inform them of their loved one's passing, extend condolences, and assure them of a thorough investigation into the incident.

Recognizing the emotional toll this tragedy takes on the family and the police force, a police clinical psychologist has been assigned to provide support to the bereaved family. Additionally, a team of clinical psychologists has been dispatched to the Western Regional Police Command to offer psycho-social assistance to the personnel coping with the loss of their colleague.

As part of the investigation process, the suspect police officer is currently in custody, adhering to the due process of the law.

The police force mourns the loss of their dedicated colleague and prays for his soul to rest in eternal peace.

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