Policeman Dies On Duty


    A Police Constable, Philip Darko, stationed at Pusiga near Bawku was on Sunday found dead in Kulungungu also near Bawku in the Upper East Region.

    He was found dead on Sunday morning, February 27th near his tent where he performed his official duty the previous night with his colleagues. Police Superintendent Samuel Kwaku Alordey, in charge of the Bawku Municipality, on Thursday confirmed this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency.

    According to Superintendent Alordey, the cause of constable Darko’s death had not yet been established, but post mortem and other investigations were ongoing. Superintendent Alordey noted that before his death, Darko was a hardworking police man who performed his duties diligently.

    The Bawku Municipal Police commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Kweku Boadu-Pepprah, noted that the police do not suspect any foul play. ACP Boadu-Pepprah called on the police personnel on the ground not to be traumatized by the incident but should see it as one of the work hazards. He urged them all to work hard for the good image of the service.

    Meanwhile, the corpse has been deposited at the Bolgatanga mortuary.

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