Buipe: Truck crashes police officer
The Ghana Police Service has disclosed a truck has crashed one Police Constable, Ernest Newton Dwamena while at post at Buipe.
According to the police, on Wednesday, 29th September, 2021 whilst on official duty, the truck driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into him, killing him on the spot.
In a Facebook post, the Ghana Police Service wrote,”Today, we celebrate the late Police Constable Ernest Newton Dwamena, formerly of the Regional Operations Department of the Savannah Regional Police Command.
Sadly, Constable Ernest passed on today Wednesday, 29th September, 2021 whilst on official duty at Buipe. A truck driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into him, killing him on the spot.”Like other fallen colleagues, the Police said Ernest Newton Dwamena will always be remembered.
“Like other police officers, Ernest said goodbye to his family and left for duty hoping to see them after the close of work but unfortunately met his untimely death due to the nature of our work. Like other fallen colleagues, his name will be engraved in gold on our hearts,” it stated.
Meanwhile, the Police said the Savannah Regional Police Command, led by DCOP Ebenezer Larbi visited the family of Ernest at Kintampo in the Bono East Region to commiserate with them.
It also noted that the Ag. IGP, Dr. George Akuffo Dampare also reached out to the parents via a phone call and extended the condolences of the Police Administration to them.
However, it assured that the circumstances leading to the death of the police will be investigated thoroughly while an appropriate action is taken.
In other news: Two robbers shot dead, one arrested, others on the run
Two armed robbers have been shot dead and one has been arrested in the Ashanti region, a statement by the Ghana Police Service has said.
The two suspected armed robbers died at the hospital.
According to a statement released today, Wednesday September 29, other members of the armed robbery team are on the run.
The Anti-Robbery Task Force of the Ashanti Regional Police Command says the arrest was an intelligence-led operation.