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The Family Of The Police Man Shot At Kwabenya Has Received GHC185,000 From Government

Written by | March 3, 2018 | 0

An amount of GHC185,374.85 has been released to the family of the Late Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Emmanuel Ashilevi to show governments’ appreciation to the late officer’s dedication and also to support his widow and children.

The amount which is about 1.8bn old Ghana Cedi is the first of its kind to be given to the family of a deceased police officer.

Late ASP Emmanuel Kwaku Ashilevi was on, January 21, 2018, shot dead during a cell break carried out by six armed men who were inmates at the Kwabenya Police Station.

Giving a brief address during the funeral ceremony of the slain officer, Vice-President, Dr Bawumia said the government has made it a priority to help ‘protect’ the policemen and women who work tirelessly to secure the nation.

He mentioned the government’s resolve to, “improve and sustain the general welfare of all police personnel, to support the service in its fight against crime” and in the process also make resources available to the police administration to adequately compensate all police personnel who get seriously injured or lose their lives in line of duty.

“As officers such as Emmanuel Kwaku Ashilevi protect us, it is the duty of the government and people of Ghana to protect them, to protect our policemen and women. The government has resolved stronger than ever, to improve and sustain the general welfare of all police personnel, to support the service in its fight against crime and also to make funds available to the police administration to appropriately compensate all police personnel who get injured or even those who lose their lives in the course of their normal and official duty,” he said.

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