- IGP promotes two police officers who died while working for the nation
- The two officers lost their lives at separate location in Ghana while on duty
The Ghana Police Service has posthumously promoted two of its officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.
The two officers - Lance Corporal Robert Kumi Larbi Ackah and Constable Michael Kporyi - have been promoted to the ranks of Corporal and Lance Corporal respectively.
A statement released by the Ghana Police Service on their Twitter handle confirmed that the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Asante Apeatu, has posthumously promoted both officers following their unfortunate demise.
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The unfortunate death of the late Corporal Robert Kumi Ackah came about after he was mistakenly shot by his colleague police officers on the Buipe-Kintampo highway, while he was escorting an OA passenger bus en route to the Northern Region.
The late Lance Corporal Micheal Kporyi also lost his life after being shot by two armed robbers at Michel Camp in June.
The Police Service has subsequently decided to promote the departed duo as a posthumous tribute.
Sections of the Police statement read: "The Inspector General of Police (IGP) has posthumously promoted No. 47523 Lance Corporal Robert Kumi Ackah No. 52071 Constable Michael Kporyi, who lost their lives in line of duty, to the ranks of Corporal and Lance Corporal respectively, in recognition of their acts of bravery, dedication and commitment.
"No.47523 Corporal Robert Kumi Ackah’s promotion takes effect from 27th May 2017, while No. 52071 Constable Michael Kporyi’s promotion takes effect from 11th June 2017."
This comes after the late military officer, Captain Maxwell Mahama, was posthumously promoted to the rank of Major following his gruesome murder by residents of Denkyira-Obuasi on suspicion of being an armed robber.
The Police Service look to have tolled the same line in promoting officers who die in line of duty.
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