Ashaiman Police officer found dead in his house with gunshot wounds

Ashaiman Police officer found dead in his house with gunshot wounds

- A police officer has been found in his residence dead

- The Tema Police says the officer died of gunshot wounds

- Investigations are ongoing to fish out his assailants

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The Tema Regional Police has reported the mysterious death of an officer named, DSP/Mr. Divine Asiam, at Ashaiman at Accra.

According to reports, he was found with a gunshot wound at his residence about 7:45am on 14th February 2021 and was taken to the Police Hospital, but died shortly on arrival.

Even though perpetrators are yet to be fished out, police officials have called for calm as investigation begins.

"Crime scene officers have been notified and are proceeding to the scene. Further development will be communicated," the police revealed.

Ashaiman Police officer found dead in his house with gunshot wounds
DSP/Mr. Divine Asiam, an Officer with the Legal and Prosecutions Unit in Ashaiman (Photo: Tema Police Command)
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Police proceeded to the scene where the robbers opened fire upon seeing the Police. Police returned fire, leading the robbers to flee into a nearby bush.

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