The death is reported of Commissioner of Police (COP) in-charge of Welfare, Stephen Andoh-Kwofie popularly known as Prof.
He died on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at the Police Hospital in Accra around 12 midnight at age 56.
Family sources said he was rushed to the hospital after complaining of body pains around 11pm that evening.
COP Andoh-Kwofie had been battling with sickness for some time but was recuperating until his sudden demise Thursday evening.
A day before, he was said to have issued instructions for his uniform to be prepared for him since he was gearing up to go to report to duty the following day, but that was not meant to be as death laid its icy hands on him.
Scores of friends and family members who could not believe the news of his passing on besieged his private residence located at Labone in Accra in the early hours of yesterday for confirmation, amidst tears.
Not too long thereafter, a high-powered team from the police headquarters made up of all schedule officers went to the house to greet and console the widow, Superintendent Faustina Andoh-Kwofie – a serving police officer – and the deceased family.
The police team was led by COP Joana Osei-Poku, in-charge of Police Intelligence and Professional Standards (PIPS).
Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Alhassan was said to be out of Accra at the time.
Former IGP, Patrick Kwarteng Acheampong, was also there to console the deceased family together with some high-profile personalities, including politicians, academics, professionals and friends.
The late COP Andoh-Kwofie, who has been generally described as a kind-hearted gentleman and peoples’ man, is survived by his wife, three children – Araba, Paapa and Ato Andoh-Kwofie – and two adopted children – Prince Adjei and Maame Afia Kisiwaa Kodua – with whom he lived until his untimely death.
He was a native of Elmina in the Central Region.
He was very knowledgeable in the field of accountancy as a celebrated Chartered Accountant.
Prof, as he was fondly called by all who knew him, was a part-time lecturer in Accounting at the University of Ghana Business School – a position he has held for over ten years and authored several unpublished texts relating to his profession.
On the sidelines, he also taught Financial Reporting at the SWOT Centre in Accra.
By Charles Takyi-Boadu
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