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Police Officer Shot Dead by Senior Officer in Western North Region of Ghana

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Tragedy struck in the Western North Region of Ghana on Friday night as a senior police officer allegedly shot and killed a constable after an argument. The deceased officer has been identified as Constable David Gbati, while the suspect, ASP Frank Nsiah, is said to be the head of the Western North Regional Police Intelligence Unit (PIU).

According to reports, the two officers were on their way to Awaso in the Bibian-Anwhiaso-Bekwai Municipality when the incident occurred. ASP Frank Nsiah, who was allegedly under the influence of alcohol, picked a quarrel with his subordinates in the police vehicle, which quickly escalated into a physical altercation. In the heat of the moment, he is said to have pulled out his weapon and fired a shot, hitting Constable Gbati, who was sitting in the front seat, in the process.

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The injured officer was rushed to the hospital, but unfortunately, he did not survive the gunshot wound. His body has since been deposited at the Sefwi Wiawso Government Hospital morgue while ASP Frank Nsiah has been detained at the Sefwi Bekwai Police Station for further investigations.

The incident has sparked outrage among Ghanaians, who are calling for justice for the deceased officer and his family. The Ghana Police Service has also released a statement condemning the incident and assuring the public that the matter will be thoroughly investigated.

This unfortunate incident serves as a reminder of the dangers that police officers face in the line of duty, and the need for proper training and discipline among law enforcement officials. For the most part, police officers are expected to uphold the law and protect citizens, but when they themselves become a threat to public safety, it undermines the very foundations of law and order. It is our hope that justice will be served in this case, and that such incidents will be prevented in the future.

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