One week memorial service held for murdered Kwabenya officer

One week memorial service held for murdered Kwabenya officer

- A gang of suspected armed robbers attacked the Kwabenya District Police Headquarters, which accommodates the Kwabenya Police Station, killing the officer on duty, and freeing cell inmates

- The deceased police officer sustained gunshot wounds and died whilst receiving treatment at the 37 Military Hospital

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A one-week memorial service has been held for late Inspector Emmanuel Ashilevi who was murdered last Sunday while on duty at the Kwbenya Police Station.

One week memorial service held for murdered Kwabenya officer
Portrait of late Inspector Emmanuel Ashilevi. Credit:

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Senior officers of the police service joined the family to observe the service at his residence in Pokuase.

Also present at the event was Greater Accra Regional Minister, Ishmael Ashitey. He donated GH¢ 500, 10 boxes of assorted drinks and 10 boxes of mineral water to the family to help alleviate the cost of the service.

The Inspector Ashilevi sad demise happened Sunday, January 21 when some armed robbers stormed the station, freeing seven suspected criminals in custody and killing him in the process.

The Family of the police officer wants the state to honour him with a state funeral.

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Spokesperson for the family, Robert Normesinu Ashilevi, who made the request on their behalf at the ceremony to mark a week since his brother’s passing, said the tragic manner in which their breadwinner died necessitated such an honour.

The Accra Police Command has picked up the man believed to have shot the police officer dead.

The suspect has been identified as Kofi Seshie, aged 28.

One week memorial service held for murdered Kwabenya officer
Widow of the Late Inspector Emmanuel Ashilevi in middle. Credit:

Seshie was arrested along with four other suspects in the early hours of Saturday at Kasoa, according to a statement from the police.

The statement said these latest arrests bring the number of people detained following the incident to 11 after six suspects were arrested during the week.

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