Police Officer, Community Protection Assistant drown in Kpetoe


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By
Samuel Akumatey, GNA

Kpetoe, Oct. 20, GNA –
A Police Officer and a Community Protection Assistant, both with the Kpetoe
Police in the Agotime Ziofe District of the Volta Region have drowned in the
Kpetoeme River at Kpetoe.

Madam Benedicta Offei,
the District Police Commander who confirmed the incident to the Ghana News
Agency said at about 2100 hours last Thursday, Samuel Zonu, the Community

By
Samuel Akumatey, GNA

Kpetoe, Oct. 20, GNA –
A Police Officer and a Community Protection Assistant, both with the Kpetoe
Police in the Agotime Ziofe District of the Volta Region have drowned in the
Kpetoeme River at Kpetoe.

Madam Benedicta Offei,
the District Police Commander who confirmed the incident to the Ghana News
Agency said at about 2100 hours last Thursday, Samuel Zonu, the Community
Protection Assistant was driving a Toyota Corolla salon car with registration
number GE 3620 W, belonging to Lance Corporal Stanley Ahlidza who was riding in
the passenger seat.

She said the vehicle,
which headed from Kpetoe towards Aflao hit the rear of a Toyota pickup truck
with registration number ER 2343 11 parked on the shoulder of the road.

The District Commander
said the driver lost control and veered off into the stream.

She said the two were
retrieved from the River with the help of personnel from the District Fire
Service and rushed to the Volta Regional Hospital in Ho where they were
pronounced dead on arrival.

Madam Offei said the
bodies had since been deposited at the hospital morgue pending autopsy, whiles
Police investigated the matter.

She said the damaged
vehicle had been towed out of the River and deposited at the Police Station.

The Commander reminded
motorists of the need to respect traffic rules, particularly speed limits, and
exercise restraint when driving through populated areas.

She said with the
Agotime Kente Festival in full swing, it was important that drivers stayed away
from excessive drinking, and gave the assurance of increased police visibility
and vigilance.

GNA


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