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Police woman shot dead at Bawku

Source The Ghana Report

A police officer has been shot and killed at Bawku in the Upper East region by unknown assailants.

The deceased cop, Constable Regina Angenu, who was with the Paga Police Station, is said to have paid a visit to her colleague, Constable Erasmus Enkson, of the Bawku Division.

On her way to Constable Enkson’s barracks, she was attacked by unknown gunmen, and the policewoman was shot in the groin at about 5:00 pm on Sunday, 23 January 2022.

Unfortunately, she died at the Presbyterian Mission Hospital while undergoing treatment.

The body has been sent to the Bolgatanga Regional Hospital for preservation and autopsy.

Meanwhile, details have emerged that the deceased is the cousin to former Tema East Member of Parliament, Daniel Nii Kwartei Titus-Glover.

A heartbroken Titus Glover, who could not hold back tears, said the family would greatly feel her loss.

In an interview on Adom FM’s morning show, Dwaso Nsem, Mr Titus Glover revealed that “the late Regina lost her mother in 2020 hence her sudden demise is a big blow to the family”.

The former Tema East MP added that the family is distraught to lose a vibrant young woman dedicated to serving her country.

“She has left behind a young, innocent girl; this is very difficult for me,” Titus-Glover said.

Similar Incident

This is the umpteenth time officers have been shot dead by unscrupulous persons.

On 1 August 2019, the then IGP James Oppong Boanuh placed a GHC10,000 reward on the heads of the killers of a policewoman in Tamale.

The deceased cop known as Corporal Agartha was shot dead by unknown gunmen in a camouflage army uniform at a checkpoint at Starr Oil filling station at Malshegu near Tamale.

The shooters took away two riffles -one belonging to the deceased and another policewoman who left her weapon and ran away in a panic reaction.

In November that same year, President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo joined the police service at its national training school in Tesano to honour personnel who had died in their line of work.

Eight officers were killed at different locations while on duty across the country.

Inspector Foster Ampomah was knocked down and killed by a suspect driver in charge of a DAF CE cargo truck; Inspector Michael Dotse K. Dzeameshie was shot and killed by armed men near KAAF University in the Central Region; General Corporal Awal Mohammed, who was on duty with Inspector Dzameshie was also shot and killed by armed men.

Others are Sergeant Agatha Nana Nabin. She was shot and killed by armed men at Kumbungu near Star Oil while on snap check duty.

General Corporal George Nkwanna was involved in a road accident on his way to duty. General Lance Corporal Alhassan Asare was found dead from what was suspected to be gunshot wounds.

The rest are General Lance Corporal John Andoh, who was knocked down and killed by a Kia Rhino and General Corporal Bernard Antwi, who was also killed while escorting miners with their black gold.

On 22 January 2020, the police again placed a GH₵10,000 bounty on the heads of the persons who killed a policeman and injured two other officers at Mankessim.

The incident is said to have happened around 2 am when a patrol team responded to a distress call from the ZEN filling station at Mankessim.

Upon arrival, the robbers opened fire, injuring two police officers in the process.

A few hours after the shootout at the filling station, the body of another police officer was found lifeless about 200 meters away from the robbery scene. The deceased officer was Lance Corporal Kingsley Boahen.

On 17 December 2021, two officers –Constable Emmanuel Akowuah and Constable Mohhamed Sule– were on night patrols and killed by the trio on Wednesday night.

The robbers shot at the tank of the police motorbike and partially burnt Constable Mohammed Sule while Constable Emmanuel Akowuah was shot in the head.

Preliminary investigations established that the suspects attacked a provision shop at gunpoint and succeeded in robbing the victim of GH₵2,000.00.

The two police officers, while on their routine patrols, unexpectedly appeared at the robbery scene and fired at the suspects, who were attempting to bolt.

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