- The police service has however announced its decision to provide bulletproof jackets to its patrol teams
- Recently, the police service has recorded several on-duty deaths
- Most of these deaths resulted from exchange of fire during armed robbery attacks
The Ghana Police Service has announced that it would in the coming week, distribute about 4,500 bulletproof vests for patrol officers.
The Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, ACP David Eklu, said the body armour is to help secure the officers who have in recent times suffered attacks in the discharge of their duties, sometimes resulting in death.
He made this known while speaking in an interview with Kasapa News.
This decision comes on the back of the recent deaths that have been recorded in the line of duties of the officers.
The latest is the shooting to death of two police officers, Sergeant Michael Gyamasi and Lance Corporal Awal Mohammed, at Kasoa Budumburam in the Central region by armed robbers on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 while on task force duties on the Kasoa-Winneba highway.
One of them died instantly while the other passed away while receiving attention at a hospital.
The police yesterday afternoon arrested three other suspects — Ibrahim Zakaria, Isaac Amissah and Dominic Commey.
The vehicle used in committing the crime, an unregistered Toyota Camry has also been retrieved together with some relevant items, an update from the police said.
In other news, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has lauded government’s idea to construct 100,000 affordable houses nationwide.
According to him, the project will be a game changer as it will transform the lives of Ghanaians facing housing challenges.
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