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Police Constable shot dead by senior colleague in Western North Region: Investigation launched

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A tragic incident occurred in the Western North Region on 5th May, 2023, as a Police Constable was allegedly shot by his senior colleague while returning from an operation. The victim was rushed to the hospital but was declared dead on arrival. The Inspector-General of Police has since dispatched a team to investigate the incident and provide support to the family and colleagues of the deceased.

According to reports, the Inspector-General of Police dispatched a team led by Commissioner of Police Mrs. Habiba Twumasi Sarpong, Director-General/Welfare, to assess the situation and interact with the personnel immediately after the incident occurred. The team arrived in the Region in the early hours of the morning to provide support to the personnel.

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Another team of Police Management Board members led by Commissioner of Police Mr. Christian Tetteh Yohuno, Director-General/Administration, was dispatched to visit the family of the deceased and formally notify them of his passing, commiserate with them, and assure them of a thorough investigation into the incident.

A Police clinical psychologist has been assigned to the family to support them through this difficult time. Additionally, another team of clinical psychologists has been deployed to the Western Regional Police Command to offer psycho-social support to the personnel of the Command following the tragic loss of their colleague.

The suspect Police officer has been taken into custody as part of the investigation process, in line with the due process of the law.

For the most part, the incident has raised concerns about the need for improved measures to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future. The Police Force must conduct a thorough investigation to establish the circumstances surrounding the shooting and take appropriate action to prevent future occurrences.

The loss of a colleague is a difficult time for the Police Force and the family of the deceased. The Police must provide support to their personnel during such times and ensure that justice is served. We send our condolences to the family and colleagues of the deceased during this difficult time.

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