Rosemond Asiama: First female police officer in Ghana's history dies aged 91

Rosemond Asiama: First female police officer in Ghana's history dies aged 91

- The first female police officer who was recruited into the force in Ghana has passed on at age 91

- Rosemond Asiama Nkansah passed away on the evening of February 20, 2021

- She was last publicly seen during her 90th birthday celebration in January 2020

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Rosemond Asiama Nkansah, the very first Ghanaian woman to be recruited into the then Gold Coast Police Force has sadly passed on at the age of 91.

According to Graphic.com.gh who interviewed a close family friend of the historic woman, she died at the Police Hospital in Accra on Saturday evening, February 20, 2021

As readers would recall, YEN.com.gh published an amazing story on Rosemond Asiama when she was last publicly heard of in January 2020 on her 90th birthday.

Rosemond Asiama: First female officer in Ghana's history dies aged 91
Rosemond Asiama: First female officer in Ghana's history dies aged 91 Credit: Graphic.com.gh
Source: UGC

Professional policing was introduced to the Gold Coast by the British Colonial Authorities in 1821.

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Prior to this, law and order in Ghana was handled by the traditional authority.

In 1894, the Institution of Police was formalized with the passing of the Police Ordinance which gave legal authority for the formation of a civil police force.

The women branch of the service was then established, to be responsible for Juvenile crimes and offences committed by women.

In an earlier report by YEN.com.gh regarding old people and the police, Opanin Kwamena Nsonowaa, a 90-year-old man at Twifo Atti-Morkwa in the Central Region narrated that he was punished by the police to stand in the sun for five hours.

According to myjoyonline.com, the district police officers meted out the punishment to Opanin Kwamena because he did not have a nose mask on.

The 90-year-old revealed that he had gone to visit his 75-year-old wife who was on admission at the Twifo Praso government hospital and was on his way to buy items for her when the police tracked him down.

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