Family of murdered Kwabenya police officer want state burial

Family of murdered Kwabenya police officer want state burial

Family of the late Police officer who was murdered during an attack on the Kwabenya Police station want a state burial for the late Inspector.

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Inspector Emmanuel Ashilevi was shot dead after a group of armed men invaded the Kwabenya Police Headquarters to free up other suspects who were being held in custody.

Family of murdered Kwabenya police officer want state burial
Late Inspector Ashilevi's wife in the middle. Photo Credit:

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Inspector Ashilevi was the only officer on duty when the attack took place, with the robbers setting seven other suspects free after gunning him down.

Sunday marked exactly one week since the Police officer was killed and a ceremony was held in his honor, with family, friends, sympathizers and officials from the Police hierarchy in attendance.

However, the family of the deceased officer want the government to give their departed son a state burial for his service.

Taking into account the circumstances leading to his death, the family will highly appreciate it if the state can accord him a state burial. We will appreciate it,”spokesperson for the family, Robert Normesinu Ashilevi said, as quoted by Citi FM.

Earlier this week, a brother of the slain police officer, Mawuli Ashilevi, had asked for a fund to be established to cater for the children Inspector Ashilevi left behind.

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According to him, his brother died whiles serving the nation, insisting it would not be out of place if the government took the responsibility of taking care of his family by setting up a fund for them.

"My brother is a government worker or a nation saver, so we know that because he is doing the job to save mother Ghana they (government) will treat his family better. So if they can put some amount aside to help the children in the future to further their education, it will be a very good thing to do. So we are hoping to get something from government, they promised so we are looking up to them,” he said.

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