Police officer receives reward from KOD after he carried schoolkids on his back during a flood

Police officer receives reward from KOD after he carried schoolkids on his back during a flood

A police officer whose photo went viral after reports indicated that he carried schoolkids on his back to safety during one of 2019's floods in Accra has been rewarded by broadcaster, Kofi Okyere Darko (KOD).

After photos of his heroics went viral, Chief Inspector Mintah is now being rewarded by veteran broadcaster Kofi Okyere Darko, also known as KOD, after the policeman carried schoolchildren to safety during a recent flood in Accra.

YEN.com.gh learned that Inspector Mintah's story was first carried by Adomonline.com who published a photo of him carrying children.

The floods, a perennial occurrence in Ghana's capital, usually takes away life and valuable property during the May to July rainy seasons.

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When KOD saw the photos of the police officer helping the kids, he was moved to donate an unspecified amount of cash and a camouflaged raincoat to Inspector Mintah

Speaking in a telephone interview with Adomonline.com after the donation, KOD said: "When I saw the story, I shared it on Facebook but after sharing, I said to myself, this officer is worth celebrating hence my decision to look for him."

KOD had shared the photo of the story, adding that he was looking for the officer so he could reward him.

On Monday June 3, 2019, the hero and his praise-singer met at the Accra Regional Headquarters of the police service.

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