Cop Gunned Down In Aflao

KILLED! Constable Wonder Kove
Family members of Constable Wonder Kove were shocked when they received news that their son and brother had been allegedly shot dead yesterday morning at Aflao.

The younger brother of the deceased said that the entire family was yet to come to terms with the incident.

Promise Kove, who was sobbing as he spoke said, ‘In fact I am shocked to hear this news. The whole family is mourning. We are not happy.’

He revealed that Wonder, who joined the Police Service last year, left for an operation in Aflao on Sunday, July 19, 2015. He had tried earlier to reach his brother the previous day but to no avail, only for him to receive phone call from one of his (brother’s) colleagues yesterday morning, informing him about his brother’s untimely death.

The cop is said to have been shot at about 6:00 am at a place called Zorokporme, near the Aflao Border. He is a member of the Form Police Unit (FPU) – a specialized unit that serves as reinforcement in special situations.

The Volta Regional Police Commander, DCOP Peterkin Yentumi Gyinae, who confirmed the incident to DAILY GUIDE, commiserated with the bereaved family, describing the incident as very unfortunate.

He said the police administration had taken the incident serious and that the headquarters had taken up the matter. He claimed, ‘The IGP has sent the Commander of the Form Police Unit (Unit of the deceased), Chief Superintendent Yakubu, to oversee the investigations.’

DCOP Gyinae explained that the constable was with other colleagues going to make an arrest when he was shot. He said the investigation was yet to give details of the incident.

However, a source suggested that the constable might have been ambushed because he was part of a group that conducted some undercover operations in the area the night before the incident. He said the cop was leading his colleagues to conduct arrests when he was shot from an unknown location.

There is high security presence in Aflao following complaints by the paramount chief, Torgbui Amenya Fiti and residents that there were incessant armed robberies in the area. A joint police and military operation led to the arrest of seven suspects last week, with more operations in the pipeline.

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From Fred Duodu, Aflao

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